Review these resources to learn more about saving energy.
A special note as we enter heating season:
Can you can save money by using electric space heaters? Yes, but only under certain circumstances. Manufacturers often suggest that savings can be achieved by turning the primary heating system’s thermostat down to a very low level (as low as 50°F) and then using the room with the space heater for family activities. Turning down the heat in most rooms could potentially reduce costs by as much as 60 percent, but those rooms would be uncomfortably cool. Heat pumps or central heating systems are more economical for heating because they are two or three times more efficient than electric space heaters. Read more about space heaters from Advanced Energy.
From Advanced Energy:
From Building Performance Institute (BPI):
From Building Science Corporation:
From EarthCraft House Virginia
From Energy Federation:
From ENERGY STAR:
- ENERGY STAR homepage
- A Guide to Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling
- A Do-it-yourself Guide to Sealing and Insulating
- Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
From the Federal Trade Commission:
From Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET):
From Spotsylvania County
- Energy efficiency tax exemption (Required home energy rater on staff at REC)
From Southface Energy Institute:
From the Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP):
From Touchstone Energy:
From the U.S. Department of Energy:
From Virginia Energy Sense:
From the VA Dept. of Mines, Minerals and Energy
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