Reviewed and revised on 11/15/2013
Natural light can contribute to energy savings inside the home by reducing the need for artificial lighting powered by energy sources. Structures with a long east-west axis and a concentration of windows on the southern exposure receive the maximum benefit from daylight. Windows with low-emissivity (Low-E) glass provide the opportunity for optimum natural lighting while reducing heat gain in the summer and heat loss during the winter months.
Recommendations for the amount of southern windows …
Reviewed and Revised on 11/13/2013
How much can I save by switching to Compact Fluorescent Lamps/Light bulbs?
On an average lighting represents 10-15% of a home’s electricity bill. Switching from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps/lightbulbs (CFLs) is the simplest way to save on this bill.
A CFL bulb uses only 1/4th of the energy used in a incandescent bulb and last 10 times longer. It does cost about $2 or more in comparison to incandescent bulbs however, if …
Reviewed and Revised 01/03/2014
Simple tips designed to help you save energy in your home with little or no out-of-pocket costs.