- Use the microwave to cook rather than the oven; cooking time will be cut, and energy use will be dramatically less
- Avoid opening the refrigerator or freezer unless you know what you are looking for
- Warm the oven for just as long as you need to get it to the temperature that you require
- Turn the water off when rinsing dishes
- Run the dishwasher only when it’s full
- Install low flow faucets to reduce water consumption
- Replace light bulbs with CFLs
- Building Envelope
- Bedrooms/Home Office
- Laundry Room
- Heating and Cooling
- Description of the area of the home and a breakdown of the Checklist section that deals with that area.
- Tips that you can easily implement for little or no cost to improve comfort and energy efficiency in your home.
- Upgrade Opportunities that address home improvements that take a greater commitment, either of time or money, and could significantly improve a home’s comfort and energy efficiency. These can be done by a homeowner who has skills in this area or a professional.