Saving Energy at Home

Home Energy Savings:

Consumer Reports' Greener Choices Website. Great information and links for everyone.

DOE's Consumer Guide offers advice and resources.

AARP offers tips and links to  other sites. (Search  "energy")

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy offers information on tax incentives, rebates, and energy-saving products.

The Partnership for Home Energy Efficiency is a partnership between private and government groups to help all of us save energy.

Home heating options from Mother Earth News. Passive solar, earth-sheltered, solar, renewable options and many, many more options.

Xcel Energy has a wonderful site (Infosmart) that has an Home Energy Analyzer, Energy Calculators, and EnergySmart Library and EnergySmart University and a place to sign up for the Energy Efficient Living Newsletter. You must live in an Xcel Energy service area which includes parts of Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Greening Up the Home:

Just 5 easy steps to Help You Go Green. This is a wiki. You can log on and add more ideas.

How to Host a Green Event Have a party, save money, serve better food, and take care of the planet! You could also Host a Green Wedding. And while you are at it, Include Your Pet in Your Wedding

How to Reduce Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In your home and garden, diet, water conservation, transportation, shopping, and community...

We all know about brainwashing and now consumers are hit with Greenwashing! So here is How to Avoid Greenwashing!

Global Warming may be here to stay. Here are some ways to Take Action To Reduce Global Warming. You may have to challenge skeptics and refute claims.

Just a lot of information that let's you and your family Help Save the Environment..

 High-tech Window Tint Saves Energy:

Window film from Bekaert.

Window film from CPFilms.

Window film from Solamatrix.

Window film from Madico.

Window film from Plastic View International.

Home Energy Audits:

Free online Home Energy Analyzer provides customized analysis of your home energy usage, along with a comprehensive list of Ways to Save Energy developed for your unique household! (Use ZIP codes provided on site.)

You might want to try the Home Energy Saver Web site developed by the researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory to see how you can save energy. It will help you determine how much you can save in your own house. You add information about your house, the more information, the closer the estimate.

How to conduct an home energy audit.

Information on the DOE's Energy Star Home Performance program.

The Residential Energy Services Network is a non-profit organization that can help.

Energy Assistance Programs:

"DSIRE": Database of State Incentives for Renewable & Efficiency. DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

US DOE Weatherization Assistance Program for low income individuals and families.

US Health and Human Services' Low Income Home Assistance Program.

AARP's state by state guide to weatherization and energy programs.

Other Guides:

Saving Energy (see Energy)

60 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill. (PDF)

Guide to Home Energy Savings. (PDF)

Keeping Warm over the Winter Months

Cleaning Products