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.
It’s time to think about how to heat your home efficiently. Fall can sneak up on us fast.
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.
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
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!
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
The amount of water you use in your household can have a big impact on the total amount of energy used by your home. Heating water for showers, baths, laundry and dishes accounts for more than 15 percent of a home’s utility expenses.
Smart home upgrades can help you sell your house faster and for a higher price. While there are no guarantees, upgrading home technology can increase the perceived value and desirability of your property, making it more marketable.
Whatever your energy needs, we've got a plan for you
Lowering your household’s electricity consumption has a positive impact on the environment as well as your monthly energy bill. The tricky part is figuring out what uses the most electricity in your home and controlling it.
When temperatures go up, often so does air conditioning usage. But A/C can use a lot of electricity, which may be expensive.
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.
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.
You create real value for your business when you tell your small business sustainability story to customers, partners, employees, investors, and community leaders. These stakeholders in your business increasingly care about how companies contribute to protecting and improving the environment.
Celebrate your commitment to a healthy environment with small business Earth Day activities that make a difference. We’ve gathered this list of ideas to help you get started in thinking about ways to engage your employees and customers in caring for our planet and to support environmental sustainability in your business.
Of the challenges small businesses face today, rising energy costs are near the top of the list for many executives. Inflation has been in the headlines–and worse–in your expense accounting.
The types of LED lights available today provide efficient, affordable, long-lasting light and fit nearly any function or decor. They come in a variety of temperatures and intensity, from pleasant ambient room light to focused function and task light.