Save Money

We are always on the look out for the latest energy saving tips and tricks to pass along to our friends and customers.  If you're like us, you too are always looking for ways to save on your utility bills.  With so many resources available, it's often difficult to know where to start. Everyone has different circumstances and needs as well, so one size fits all solutions do not apply here.

Those of us living in old, drafty farmhouses are going to have very different energy saving concerns than those who live in big, city lofts with high ceilings.

We have compiled a list of some of our favorite energy-saving websites with many circumstances in mind.  We hope you will find new ways to look at your home and enjoy these resources as much as we do.

• www.energysavers.gov
The U.S. Department of Energy has created a year-round comprehensive resource.  This site provides advice on everything from tips for purchasing energy efficient appliances, remodeling for better efficiency and ways to save electricity and cut down on your heating and cooling bill. We find it is a great place to begin your search.

• www.energysavers.gov/tips
www.energysavers.gov/seasonal/index.html
www.energysavers.gov/information_resources/index.cfm/mytopic=60002
As you explore the U.S. Department of Energy's site, you will discover tips for saving energy in your home as well as out.  Tips include many inexpensive to free suggestions and feature links to many helpful publications as well.

• www.dteenergy.com/residentialcustomers/saveenergy/
Have you ever had questions about how your utility bills are calculated? DTE Energy’s website provides helpful information about how energy is billed.  There are also many inexpensive and long-term energy-saving solutions presented here.

• www.psc.state.fl.us/consumers/house/
A fun site to visit is one created by the Florida Public Service Commission. This interactive site includes an educational diagram of a house that allows you to see energy-saving tips for each room of your home.

• www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/index.html
If you’re looking for season specific tips, the California Energy Commission has put together a great site. For lists of many free and inexpensive ways to save energy and cut down on your utility bill for the summer and winter seasons, visit the Consumer Energy Center.