Home Energy Saving Tips

While it is not so easy to achieve zero energy requirements in existing buildings, we can still focus on energy savings using  energy-efficient appliances.

We prepared a list of tips that can help you to reduce energy use in your home:

Building Envelope

Consider an Energy Audit
Seal Air Leaks
Insulate
Replace Inefficient Windows & Doors


Air Conditioning

Reduce Your Need for Air Conditioning


Heating

Decide Whether to Replace Your Existing System
Calculate Your Return on Investment
Improve the Performance of Your System, Old or New


Ventilation

Eliminate Pollutant Sources
Ensure Efficient Local Exhaust
Filter Out Particulates
Improve Whole-House Ventilation


Cooking

Use High-Conductivity Materials
Reduce your Cooking Time
Match the Pan Size to the Element Size


Refrigeration

Check Door Seals
Adjust the Thermostat
Move the Refrigerator to a Cooler Location
Minimize Frost Build-Up
Manage Your Food and Storage Space


Dishwashing

Avoid Hand-Washing
Wash Only Full Loads
Use Energy-Saving Cycle Options


Laundry

Optimize Load Size
Use Lower Temperature Settings
Reduce Drying Time


Lighting

Turn Lights Off and/or Install Sensors
Switch to LED Lights
Switch to Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Use of Natural Daylighting


Water heating

Fuel Choice and Sizing
Compare Life-Cycle Costs
Minimize Operating Costs

Do not forget that buying an appliance, you commit to paying  the operating cost for as long as you own it.