Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes? Energy Saver shares tips and advice on ways you can reduce your heating and cooling costs, putting more money in your wallet.
From air sealing to improving ventilation to adding insulation, home weatherization helps consumers save money by saving energy. Weatherization is also a growing industry in the clean energy economy, creating jobs for home energy auditors and residential contractors.
The Energy Department provides funding, technical assistance and online tools to local governments for their programs that save families hundreds of dollars on their energy bills. Through the Energy Saver site, the Department educates consumers about simple, practical actions that both homeowners and renters can take to lower their energy costs.