- Heating accounts for the biggest chunk of most utility bills – and offers the most opportunities for money and energy savings.
- The energy used by the average home generates twice as much pollution as the average car.
- Most of the pollution we generate at home comes from our heating and cooling systems and the electricity we use to power our appliances.
An important way to protect the environment and your health is by using clean, renewable power for home energy. Renewable energy sources can power your home, help you save money on your electricity bill, reduce pollution, and increase national security. Here’s how:
Where should you buy clean, renewable home energy?
Where you buy your power can make a difference, too. Here’s a look at how you can access wind power through your local utility if you choose that as your home energy source.
Energy-Efficient Mortgages & Tax Credits
Want to save money on your utility bills by adding energy efficiency features to a new or existing house. You may quality for FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage program. Here’s the link.
You can find out if your energy efficiency improvements qualify for tax credits here.
These utilities and states offer rebates for installing energy-efficient windows.
Check with your local utility for other rebates available when you make energy efficiency improvements to your home or buy an energy-efficient appliance.