Live green at home

Learn what you can do at home to save energy, save money, and help protect the environment


Energy Star is a US Environmental Protection Agency program helping businesses and individuals fight global warming through superior energy efficiency.

People from Energy Star suggest…

1- Change a light

Replace your live most frequently use light fixtures or the bulbs in them with ENERGY STAR qualified lights, and save more than $65 a year in energy costs. ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescen bulbs.

2- Get with the program

The average household spends nearly $2,000 a year on energy bills -nearly half on heating and cooling. A programmable thermostat, set and used properly, can save about $180 each year.

3- Choose energy Efficiency

Look for the ENERGY STAR when buying home appliances, electronics, and heating and cooling systems. Ask your local utility company if you qualify for rebates or incentives.

4- Seal the deal

Improve energy efficiency and comfort by finding and sealing air leaks to the outside. You or a licensed contractor can follow ENERGY STAR home sealing recommendations.

5- Change the world, start with ENERGY STAR

Take the ENERGY STAR pledge and learn how small steps can make a big difference in protecting our environment and saving energy.