Insulating your hot water tank will reduce heat loss significantly.
Calculation in Completed Actions is actual savings which is updated monthly.
Crawlspaces are prone to moisture-related problems and are hard to inspect and maintain. Crawl space encapsulation is a relatively new technology to treat chronic humidity, mold and unhealthy crawl space conditions; the crawl space is completely isolated from the ground and outside air by a high-performance vapor barrier.
Raising the temperature settings of your AC will use less electricity and have little impact to comfort.
You can save 2%-3% in winter energy costs for every degree you lower your thermostat. This will help you use less energy, and you can limit the impact to comfort with the use of additional clothing and blankets.
Older models are less energy efficient. No matter what's cooking, stovetops and ovens consume a lot of energy. A new, energy-efficient model will last longer and help reduce energy bills.
Exterior wood, especially when poorly protected by paint, tends to deteriorate rapidly and losing its structural, aesthetic and thermal properties. Repairing and repainting these areas is typically an easy DIY project.
The dryer vent tends to get blocked with lint at vent openings and along the duct length. Blocked vents are a fire hazard and result in unnecessarily long dry times.
Electric clothes dryers can be much more expensive to run than propane dryers. This is especially true of older and lower cost models, and the difference is much more significant in homes with large numbers of people and laundry.
Electric clothes dryers can be much more expensive to run than gas dryers. This is especially true of older and lower cost models, and the difference is much more significant in homes with large numbers of people and laundry.
Using the clothes dryer with only full (or near full) loads of laundry saves substantial amounts of energy.