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Why? Your air conditioning unit will operate better if it has plenty of room to breathe. The air conditioner's outdoor unit — the condenser — needs to be able to...
Save up to $10 per year
975 people do this
Why? A space heater or portable heater can be an efficient source of heat if you use it to warm a small area and reduce the temperature in the rest of your home....
Save up to $50 per year
383 people do this
Why? New televisions are originally set to look best on the showroom floor. However, these bright display modes are often unnecessary for your home and use a...
2,032 people do this
Why? Well-placed shade trees can reduce your cooling needs by up to 30% by blocking heat from the sun. In fact, shaded walls can be 5-15°C cooler at peak...
449 people do this
Why? Air leaks can be a large source of air loss in your home. This raises your heating and cooling costs and can make your home less...
Save up to $300 per year
808 people do this
Why? Hang-drying clothes outside is the most energy efficient and low-cost approach to drying clothes. When circumstances do not allow for hang-drying, you can...
Save up to $15 per year
6,476 people do this
Why? If you use one of these devices to stay warm while under bedcovers, you likely need only minimal heat in the room overall, so consider turning down your...
1,227 people do this
Why? Turning down the temperature on your pool heater will significantly decrease the amount of energy you use to keep your pool...
Save up to $125 per year
336 people do this
Why? Dehumidifiers can be very useful for maintaining comfort and preventing the growth of mold and mildew — yet they are surprisingly big energy consumers. A...
Save up to $20 per year
412 people do this
Why? Television technology is developing rapidly and it's hard to know which features could show up as noticeable increases on your energy bill. Learn a bit about...
Save up to $45 per year
870 people do this
Why? Setting your thermostat for energy savings can decrease your cooling bills...
606 people do this
Why? If the seal on your refrigerator or freezer door isn't doing its job, your appliance could be leaking some of the cooled air it produces. But you don't need...
1,792 people do this
Why? If you have baseboard heaters, you probably know that they supply heat to each room individually. If you have thermostats in separate rooms, you can use the...
1,763 people do this
Why? If you have a home office, choose an efficient printer, copier, scanner, or fax machine to lower your energy use. With these smart purchases, it's possible to...
Save up to $65 per year
457 people do this
Why? Your dryer uses about 20% of the total power your appliances consume. Hang-drying saves energy and reduces wear and tear on clothes, which helps them last...
Save up to $120 per year
2,768 people do this
Why? Ducts distribute air from your heating, cooling and ventilation systems throughout your home. When ducts have leaks, they can lose up to 20% of heated or...
662 people do this