Heating and cooling your home uses more energy than any other system in your home--about 46 percent of your utility bill goes toward heating and cooling. The Bright Energy Solutions® Residential Heating and Cooling Program offers cash rebates to customers who purchase and install qualified energy efficient central air conditioning units, air-source heat pumps, and ground-source heat pumps in their homes.
Install low-flow shower heads and aerated faucets to conserve water and save energy on water heating.
Microwave ovens use 50 percent less energy than conventional ovens. Heat food in the microwave instead of on the range top or in the oven.
Family rooms are full of electronic devices--such as gaming consoles and DVD players--that continue to use energy in standby mode even when they are turned off. Cluster these devices on a power strip to conveniently cut off power at one time.