Massachusetts

Saving Energy at Home

Saving Electricity

Lighting

  • Replace traditional light bulbs with LED bulbs
  • Add smart power strips to remove phantom loads and save 5-10%
  • Unplug appliances when not in use

Laundry

  • COLD water washing
  • Strong spin cycle to reduce drying time
  • Air-dry laundry: hang or use stacking racks
  • Choose Energy Star washer and dryer

Appliances

  • Short cycle on dishwasher
  • Refrigerator: donate your second fridge
  • Buy only Energy Star appliances, plan for your new purchases now

Saving on Heating and Cooling costs

Insulation

  • Blower Door Test
  • Insulate or seal air holes

Heating Cooling

  • Program your thermostat to change +/- 8 degrees while away or sleeping
  • Upgrade to a heat pump

Water Heating

  • On-demand, tankless water heating
  • A heat-pump water heater, especially if your house has a hot spot