Energy Management

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Home Energy Saving Information

Home Energy Saving Information

Average Home Energy Use

Wintertime Home $$$$ Savings - Conservation Tips to Save You Energy & Cash

With the onset of cold winter temperatures and escalating natural gas prices, here are a few tips for lowering your winter heating bills.  Click on the links to the left for more great information.

  • Attack air infiltration wherever you find it, particularly at windows, fireplaces, basement sill plates & windows, and doors
  • Seal air ducts against leakage
  • Install and use a programmable thermostat to set back the heating set-point at night and while at work
  • Use kitchen and bath fans wisely.  In just one hour, these fans can pull out a whole house full of warm air
  • Close off vents and doors to unused rooms 

Profitability of Energy Efficiency Upgrades 
Application of the top 10 energy efficiency measures in a typical home yields nearly $600 in annual bill savings, and an impressive 16% overall return on investment (practically guaranteed !)      [click here for more information]

Environmental Impact of Home Energy Use
Annual carbon dioxide emissions from the average household vs. the average automobile:

Each year, the average house releases over twice the amount of greenhouse gases (through energy consumption) than the typical automobile.