Are you about to buy a new appliance? Remodel your house? Upgrade your heating or cooling system? If you’re like most of us, you don’t do these things very often. When you do, you want to make good choices, both for your pocketbook and for the environment. But you probably don’t have time to become an expert. That’s where we can help.
ACEEE’s SmarterHouse website will help you make wise investment decisions and help you decide which products to buy and how to use them for maximum energy savings. We are now offering all of the information in the book, the Consumer Guide to Energy Savings, on the web. We’ve listed the best ways to tighten up your house so that your heating and cooling systems won’t have to work as hard—or use as much energy. We’ve pulled together tips on operating new and existing appliances to reduce energy use and improve performance. But before getting into the details, let’s take a look at why it makes sense to buy the most efficient appliances and conserve energy in the home.