Although some manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140° F, most households usually only need them set at 120° F. Setting the thermostat at a lower temperature threshold can save substantial amounts of energy.
Calculation in Completed Actions is actual savings which is updated monthly.
Some water heaters lose much of the heat they consume. This is especially true of older and lower cost models, and important in homes with large numbers of people.
Hot tubs with damaged covers, or not covered at all, can result in the loss of immense amounts of heat. It is usually well worth installing or repairing hot tub covers.
Hydronic heating systems are among the most efficient in heat distribution.
While light dimmers have a useful role setting the mood in a room, they also play a useful role in reducing the energy consumed by the lights under their control.
LED lighting makes more efficient use of electricity than all other forms of commercially available lighting methods, while offering superior functionality over other efficiency lighting (light-up time, color options, dimmable).
Whether leaving the house for a few hours or a few days, there is no better method for eliminating costs for heating and/or cooling when not in the house than simply shutting the system off.
In addition to the protection they provide, storm windows and doors provide a significant additional thermal barrier and halt air leaks.
The sun is a powerful and free source of heat that can support your heating systems in winter, but can reduce the effectiveness of your cooling systems in winter. A properly mounted and operated awning will allow in sunshine in winter, whilst keeping it out in summer.
An opening that provides light to areas that are dark during the day will reduce the need to use artificial lights.