Would you guess that technology improvements have helped us as Americans reduce our energy usage over the past several decades, or actually increase it? Research by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has some surprising new insights for you on where your home is using the most energy.
We’ve hand-picked the 5 best tips to warm you up this winter and save energy while you’re at it. By keeping warm air in and cold air out, you’ll be able to keep your energy bills lower and enjoy a cozy house all winter long.
For many of us, holiday lights are a must for turning on the holiday cheer. But, the extra energy used to power the lights in addition to the extra cooking, heating and traveling over the holiday season can really make a dent in our pocket books.
An easy way to trim your holiday costs is to cut back on energy use by choosing super-efficient LED lights. Depending on how festive you get (i.e., how many strands of lights you use), a household can save approximately $15 to $90 and avoid approximately 190 pounds to over 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over a holiday season by switching to LED holiday lights. That means more money to spend on gifts, eats, and spending time with loved ones, not to mention a lower carbon footprint!
During the holidays, we all hustle to brighten up our homes with decorative lights, wrap presents, grocery shop, and heat our homes for cozy gatherings, often without thinking twice about how much energy we are using. Green Mountain has some tips to help you go a little bit greener this season.
With autumn in the air and cooler months approaching, now is the best time to take control of your home’s energy usage. By taking just a few steps to winterize your home, you’ll be able to keep your energy bills lower and your house cozy and warm.