Residential Tips

Green living is all the rage these days—and for good reason. The price of energy continues to trek into unprecedented territory. But we must balance the need for affordable power with environmental concerns. Of course, people like you want to know how to respond.

Here’s the positive side of the story: Conservation is simple. The basics don’t require much time or money, so start with the tips below. Then use our Home Energy Calculator to pinpoint problem spots in your home.


On average, you can trace 20 percent of your power bill back to appliances. When you replace them, look for the ENERGY STAR® seal to ensure you get an efficient model. These appliances may be higher-priced but, over time, you’ll save quite a bit more cash through reduced electric bills.