Energy Tips

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For more information on saving energy and money, check out our resource library below.

101 Easy Ways to Save Energy and Money (2019)
Home Energy Savings Guide (2019)
Energy Saver Booklet (U.S. Department of Energy)
Questions to Ask When Replacing Your HVAC (2019)
Commercial Energy Savings Guide (2019)

Analyze Your Home's Energy Efficiency

We know saving energy often means saving money, but did you know that having an energy-efficient home can help out even more?

Making energy efficiency improvements is pretty easy, too! Use the home  efficiency analysis tool to find out quick tips and fixes, designed around your space, to help you cut down on your energy and costs.


Summer energy-saving tips

Federal Rebate Programs

The passage of the federal stimulus bill in February 2009 made money available to Americans to help weatherize homes and make energy efficiency improvements. Called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the bill helped fund energy efficiency measures and renewable energy development. The following information provides a general description of the programs available to the public.

Federal Tax Credits

For those not eligible for federally funded programs, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 revived energy-efficiency tax credits to help offset the cost of home upgrades. This includes highly efficient water heaters and heat pumps, central air conditioners, building insulation, windows and roofs.

This marks the third extension of the incentive initiated by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2011 - the last round expired in 2011. The new legislation covers 2012 upgrades along with projects undertaken in 2013 and completed by December 31, 2013. If you’ve already received an energy tax credit, you may not qualify – there’s a lifetime cap of $500. For full details on qualifying upgrades and individual caps, go to www.energystar.gov/taxcredits.

Weatherization

Weatherization is the process of sealing air leaks and properly insulating a home. The Department of Energy (DOE) created the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to provide financial assistance for weatherizing homes to help low-income customers control their energy costs through installation of weatherization materials and education. To qualify for help with expenses, individuals must fall within a certain income range. Learn more at Energy.gov.
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