by DTE Energy, 2016-01-15
Energy Saving Tips
Save Energy, Save Money and Take Control
Learning more about energy efficiency is a great way to save energy and money on your energy bill. These energy savings tips can help you make simple changes that can have a big impact!
Appliances account for about 33 percent of the energy use in the average home. Learning to use appliances more efficiently and knowing what to look for when purchasing new appliances can help you save money.
Heating and Cooling
In a typical home, heating and cooling account for more than half of the home’s energy use, making it the largest energy expense for most households.
In the average U.S. home, lighting accounts for about 20 percent of your electric bill. You can save money by changing the light bulbs in your current fixtures to energy efficient lighting.
Heating water can account for about 15 percent to 20 percent of your household energy use, making it the second largest energy expense in the average home.
Weatherizing your home, sealing leaks and adding insulation, is one of the most cost effective ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Homeowners can save about ten percent of their total energy bills by sealing air leaks first, followed by adding insulation.