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.

Which Way Should Your Ceiling Fan Turn in the Summer?

When the temperature goes up, often so does air conditioning usage. But the AC can eat up a lot of electricity, which can be expensive.

How to Keep Your House Cool Without Raising Your Energy Bill

Many Americans think of air conditioning during the hottest days of summer as a must. But air conditioners are one of the largest energy users in your house.

How to properly load your dishwasher for energy efficiency

How to Properly Load Your Dishwasher for Energy Efficiency

To get your dishes clean, protect them from damage and save energy, it’s important to learn how to properly load your dishwasher. After all, these appliances are engineered to be used in a specific way.

Lesson Plan: Lighting and Appliances

Lesson Plan: Lighting and Appliances

This week’s lesson focuses on two items within the home that use a good amount of energy and are sometimes easy to control. According to the U.

Lesson Plan: Measuring Electricity Consumption

Lesson Plan: Measuring Electricity Consumption

This week’s lesson on electricity consumption builds upon the previous week’s lesson. However, topics will be re-introduced for newcomers!

Energy consumption of streaming services

Energy Consumption of Streaming Services

If your family is like most, streaming content has become commonplace in your household. You may even start to wonder what impact those streaming services have on your energy consumption.

Lesson Plan: Understanding Your Electricity Bill

Lesson Plan: Understanding Your Energy Bill

This week’s lesson will help families to understand and dissect their electricity bills and understand how smart meters, utility apps and utility website data can help inform household energy decisions. As this lesson focuses most on electricity, the text will revisit and review electricity text previously covered, but this time with a new angle and

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Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

This lesson aims to introduce students to solar energy. Energy from the sun plays a part in the use of nearly every other source of energy, from wind to biomass to yes – fossil fuels!

How much energy do game consoles really use?

How Much Energy Do Game Consoles Really Use?

Computer games have never been more popular. Two-thirds of Americans use PCs, consoles and streaming devices to play games.

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind Energy

Wind Energy Wind is moving air. If air is moving, work can be done!

Lesson Plan: Energy Conservation at Home

Lesson Plan: Energy Conservation at Home

This lesson aims to introduce students to energy saving behaviors and why it is important to save or conserve energy. Energy conservation is the decision and practice of using less energy.

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