At Home Tips

From using your appliances more efficiently to monitoring your weekly energy use, there are many simple steps you can take to lower your monthly energy bill. Many of the changes you can make are inexpensive and can be done in just a few minutes or less. There are also bigger steps you can take that require more up-front investment but are well worth the savings you’ll get in return. Click on the topics below for tips that will help your realize savings on your energy bills and put money back in your pockets!

DIY Energy Assessment

DIY Energy Assessment

A good way to start improving your home’s energy efficiency is by conducting an energy assessment (also called an energy audit). An assessment takes inventory of potential leaks, excess electricity use and inefficient appliances and equipment to uncover opportunities for you to save energy and money.

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Summer Vacation Tips

Summer Vacation Tips

With summer underway, breaks from school and work can mean a busy traveling season or extra time to relax at home. Homeowners often take steps to prepare for their trips, from arranging for pet care and mail pick-up to extra locks and timers to secure their homes.

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Tips for Renters

Virginians living in rental properties can face unique challenges when it comes to energy consumption. Many factors that affect residential energy use, such as the home’s structure, appliances and levels of insulation, may be controlled by the home owner or property manager. Fortunately for short- and long-term renters alike, there are still plenty of opportunities to make your home more energy efficient that can make a positive impact on electricity costs.

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