Energy Efficiency

Everyone wants lower energy costs. Understanding how to increase the energy efficiency of your home and appliances is one way to do that. Take our Cost of Energy Appliance quiz to get started. Discover how well you know what it costs to binge watch your favorite TV show and use other appliances — and then how to save. Learn more about ENERGY STAR and other ways to improve your home energy efficiency.

Does your air conditioner need shade?

Does Shade Help an Air Conditioner Save Energy and Perform More Efficiently?

Air conditioner shade has the potential to increase the efficiency and longevity of your air conditioning system. When your unit must operate in direct, all-day sunlight, it tends to run hotter and longer.

When is the best time to water your garden

When is the Best Time to Water a Garden to Conserve Water?

Figuring out the best time of day to water your garden involves several factors. You’ll want to start by thinking about the growth cycles of the plants in your garden.

What’s an HVAC protection plan and how does it work?

What’s an HVAC Protection Plan and How Does It Work?

Now might be a good time to consider the benefits of having an HVAC protection plan. Heating and cooling protection plans ensure your systems are in good working order year-round.

What is electricity and how does it work?

Electricity Explained: How Electricity Is Made and From What Sources

Electricity powers many important things in our everyday lives, from the refrigerators that keep our food cold to the lights that illuminate our homes. It’s easy to take the convenience that electricity offers for granted, especially when it comes at the flick of a switch or push of a button.

Lesson Plan: Red Goes Green Movement

Lesson Plan: “Red Goes Green” Energy Conservation

Hey Phillies Phans – Join the ‘Red Goes Green’ movement by learning about energy conservation! This lesson aims to introduce students to energy saving behaviors and why it is important to save or conserve energy at home and even at the ballpark.

9 Fall Energy Savings Tips for Your Home

Fall energy savings can help lead to a lower heating bill and reduce wear and tear on your heating system. It all begins by giving your heating system a thorough checkup and taking care of routine maintenance, among other important home heating energy-saving tips.

How to Heat Your Home More Efficiently

It’s time to think about how to heat your home efficiently. Fall can sneak up on us fast.

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Lesson Plan: Home Energy Audit

Lesson Plan: Energy Audit

We’ve been focused on energy this summer – thinking about the sources of energy we use and how and why we should save energy. Saving energy  is good for our environment, and it’s good for our wallets.

Lesson Plan: Microgrids and Smart Grids

Lesson Plan: The Electric Grid, Smart Meters & Microgrids!

This lesson will help students understand how electricity is transported and how smart meters and grid upgrades will help utilities and customers understand their energy consumption in an effort to save energy. Students will also be introduced to microgrids as a way for communities to reduce energy consumption collectively and ensure their local electrical infrastructure

Lesson Plan: Heating & Cooling

Lesson Plan: Heating and Cooling

Let’s play a game of hot and cold. You guess the answer and if you’re correct – you’re hot, and if you’re wrong, you’re not!

Lesson Plan: Climate Change and Energy Conservation

Lesson Plan: Climate Change & Energy Conservation

This lesson will help students and families consider their use of energy in all parts of their daily lives and how energy consumption can contribute to a climate conundrum. From powering cars and devices, to providing the “stuff” we use throughout our day, energy consumption is a major contributor to the emissions of carbon dioxide

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