My Home Energy Report
A look inside your energy use
With easy-to-read graphs, you'll be able to see how your home performs each month, as well as over the past year.
Here's how it works:
- On a regular basis, you'll receive a report in the mail.
- The report compares your energy use to similar households in your community.
- You will also receive tips on how to reduce your energy use, giving you opportunities to improve the numbers in your report.
Take this bar graph for example. At a glance, it's easy to see whether other households like yours are spending less or more on energy bills. You can see that "Your Home" is using a little more energy than similar homes and also more than an energy efficient home. It's an easy way to get an overall understanding of your usage and how you can save.
Seeing your home's monthly performance is one thing, but how you trend over time is another. With this line graph, you can see how you did during the past 13 months to make sure you are moving in the direction you want to go.
What's in it for me?
Ever read an energy tip and wondered, OK, but how much would that save ME? Wonder no more! When we say, "What can I do to save money and energy," we mean YOU. Each tip shows how much money your home is likely to save. Here are examples:
What can I do to save money and energy?
Low or No Cost, Simple Habit
Use power strips on your
home computer system
Save up to $24 per year
Many electronic devices draw power even when they are off. This "standby" power use can really add up. For instance, field research has shown that only two percent of home printers energy consumption is used printing, and 98 percent of their energy consumption is wasted in "standby" mode.
Plug your peripherals into a traditional power strip or surge protector, which you can buy at most hardware or electric stores. When you are done using your computer, turn the power strip off.
Smart Investment, Big Savings
Install a programmable
Save up to $162 per year
Install a programmable thermostat and program it to set back or set up the temperature when you're not home and while you sleep at night. This can save you significantly on your heating and cooling bills.
Make sure to choose a model that is compatible with your heating and cooling systems. Many models come pre-programmed with a typical household's user profile to make it easier to program.