Many of us are as concerned with helping protect the environment as we are with controlling home energy usage and costs. The good news is it can actually be easier than you think to do both. Paying attention to the following tips for greater home energy efficiency can pay dividends to the planet — and to your wallet. *
- Properly insulate – Ensuring your home is properly insulated can lower both heating and cooling costs as well as help make your home more comfortable.
- Buy and use energy-efficient appliances – Energy Star® is a program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that certifies products based on their energy efficiency characteristics. When you shop for appliances, let the Energy Star® designation be your guide to products that will save you money while helping protect the environment.