"Energy Savers" Booklet from the U.S. Department of Energy: A True Gem

What splendid reading!

This booklet, produced by the U.S. Department of Energy, is chalk full of energy and money saving tips.  It begins with the unsettling statistic that "the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on utility bills," and that "unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted."


Thank goodness the rest of the book focuses on the how, the why, and the what we can do about it.  Sections provide more than enough information, with spotlights on insulation, sealing air leaks, windows, heating and cooling, lighting, appliances, home office, car maintenance, and renewable energy.  Within each of these sections is a paragraph or two on long-term savings tips.  The pamphlet ends with references and some websites that are well worth exploring.

If I could, I would provide the whole book for you, right here on Making a Greener House Today.  But, unfortunately, I cannot, so I will do the next best thing.  You can visit http://www.energysavers.gov/tips/ download the PDF, and view the whole book online. 

Thirty-three pages definitely worth reading.  Let me know what you think!