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Home Energy Guide

Home Energy Guide

The Home Energy Guide provides steps to achieve energy efficiency and shows how reducing energy use will lower your energy bills, make your homes safer and healthier, and contribute positively to the environment. The guide offers practical information on ways to improve your home’s performance, ranging from simple, no-cost behavior changes to more comprehensive energy-related investments. It includes tips that you can accomplish on your own, along with suggestions for choosing and working with a contractor for larger projects.

Topics include:

  • Air-Sealing and Insulation
  • Windows and Doors
  • Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation
  • Water Heating
  • Appliances, Lighting, and Electronics

Home Energy Guide (.pdf)

The Home Energy Guide printed edition is available upon request at no charge. To order a copy, please contact the Energy Information Center at 800-657-3710 or email at

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