This chart provides some guide to estimates of residential energy use. A home energy audit would help you identify areas where you can cut your energy costs. You can conduct a simple audit yourself. For more information on home energy audits visit www.energysavers.gov
This thermal image shows some of the common areas where heat loss or gain can occur.
One way to save up to 30% of summer cooling costs is to plant trees to shade your home.
One simple idea
Compact flourescent bulbs use about 75% less energy than standard bulbs, produce 75% less heat and last up to 10 times longer than standard bulbs.