• Home Energy Tips

    Home Energy Tips

    Start using energy more efficiently and lowering your costs by making some of these easy changes in your home: Open your window shades during cooler months to take advantage of natural heat from the sun. Replace or clean furnace filters once a month. Dirty filters...
    Understand Your Energy Bill

    Understand Your Energy Bill

    Understanding the charges on your electric bill may help you lower your energy costs. Here is an explanation of how your utility calculates electricity costs. Your monthly bill is divided into three parts:A billing and payment summaryYour monthly energy consumption...
    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...
    Home Energy Checklist

    Home Energy Checklist

    Ready to start improvements around your home and fix those energy inefficiencies? Grab this checklist and schedule some time to start on the path to saving money on your energy bill. For a more in-depth look at fixes you can make around your home, download the...
    Buying Energy Efficient Products

    Buying Energy Efficient Products

    The purchase of new appliances and other items that use electricity can be costly. It is important to think carefully about your purchasing decisions so you can get the most of out of your appliances. Whether you’re moving to a new home, planning for an upgrade or...
    VES For Kids!

    VES For Kids!

    Jack knows that we need to take care of our planet and save energy. Check out his tips below:Flip the Switch: Lighting a room you aren’t in wastes energy and money. Turn the lights off when you leave rooms.Unplug It: Unplug electronics and appliances when they aren’t...
    Lesson Plans
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    FREE FOR TEACHERS

    Get your students energized about responsible energy use! In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, we’ve created fun, multi-day, Lesson plans to help you teach your students how to understand and conserve energy! They’re classroom-ready and free to use!