In honor of Energy Awareness Month, the nation’s electric companies are encouraging everyone to think about how they can take charge of their electricity use. With houses getting bigger and bigger, and more and more appliances and electronic gear being plugged in, the nation is using more electricity than ever.
Using electricity more efficiently can help you get more value from every dollar you spend on electricity. It can help to protect the environment as well. Fortunately, electric companies are offering a wide variety of energy-saving programs and services. Through their Web sites, public service announcements, and other outreach efforts, electric companies are offering hands-on advice and practical tips for customers who want to be smart energy users.
Energy Saving Programs and Services
Taking charge over your household’s electricity use makes good sense. You’ll be getting more use out of every kilowatt-hour of electricity you’re paying for, but did you know you’ll be contributing to a more reliable electricity system, too? And, by using electricity―or any energy―more efficiently, you’ll also be doing your part to help protect the environment for everyone.
Where to start? Your electric company. America’s electric companies have many ways to help you use electricity more efficiently. Electric companies always have expert advice. And, often they have a variety of low- or no-cost programs to help you make your home more energy efficient.
Energy Efficiency Success Stories
Since the early 1970s, electric company programs and services have helped residential, commercial, and industrial customers to use their electricity more wisely. These efficiency efforts are making a difference.
- Learn more about the many ways electric companies are helping their customers use energy more efficiently.
The electric power industry is focusing on new ways to use energy more efficiently—from our vehicles to our homes and businesses. Electric companies are leading a technological revolution that will redefine how electricity is generated and delivered, and how customers will use it.
Energy-Saving Tips and Products
A hundred years ago, electricity was a luxury. Today we cannot live without it. But even though we take electricity for granted, we need to remember to use it wisely. Using electricity wisely is good for the environment, saves money in your home and business, and keeps our nation's electricity supply more reliable. You can take simple steps to make your home and business more energy efficient.
Federal and State Government Energy Assistance
The federal government is another great resource for saving energy. The U.S. Department of Energy has a wide variety of information on using energy more wisely. The government also is offering tax credits for buying efficient appliances and for making homes and businesses more energy efficient.
Challenge Yourself to Use Energy More Wisely
By partnering together, we can do even more. Be a part of a growing national effort and join with millions of others in taking small, individual steps that make a big difference in the fight against climate change. Take the “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR®” pledge today.