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Ways to Save

Save Energy This Summer

Prepare your home for hot weather with these Summer Energy-Saving Tips to help keep your electric bills under control and your family cool when temperatures soar.

NES "How-To" Videos

Preventing Air Leaks Around Windows & Doors

Sealing Air Leaks with Spray Foam

Using Caulk to Stop Air Leaks

Learn How to Read Your Meter

Insulating Your Attic Access

Tips for Saving on Your Bill

 
 
Complete a do-it-yourself Energy Audit and receive a free energy conservation kit in the mail. 

 
 
Request an In-Home Energy Evaluation from a certified evaluator and earn cash incentives for improvements.
 

How can I better understand my monthly electric bill?

Use the PowerWise Bill Analyzer to calculate your home's energy usage and identify where you can save.

 

How well is my home insulated?

If you can see your ceiling joists, you need to increase the amount of insulation in your attic. Attic insulation should have at least an R-30 rating. Learn How to Insulate Your Attic Access with our how-to video on YouTube. 

 

How tight are my windows?  Are they single pane?

Single pane windows should be replaced with double pane, Low E windows with a U value between .30 and .39.

 

How efficient is my central heat & air conditioning unit?

Units that are 10-15 years old aren’t very energy efficient. In the cooling mode, energy efficiency is based on the unit’s SEER or EER. Anything greater than 10 is good, 12 is better. As of January 2006, the minimum requirement is a SEER 13. In the heating mode, look for the HSPF for heat pumps or COPS for geothermal systems. The higher the number, the more you will save. Learn more about Efficient Heating & Cooling.

Rebates & Incentives

Making energy efficient upgrades can reduce your electric bills and improve the level of comfort in your home or business. NES offers rebates, incentives and low-interest financing.

Energy Saving Tips

There are simple things you can do cut your energy usage at home. Check out our Energy Saving Tips for no to low- cost improvements that save big in the long run. Ways to Save for Renters.