Everything you need to know to save energy in your home.

If you’re looking for easy ways to save energy in your home, you came to the right place.

NYSERDA is offering all eligible participants a (free or reduced-cost) home energy assessment—that means an approved contractor will come out to your home and identify all the ways you can start reducing your energy bills.

Once you’ve scheduled your assessment, there are lots of things you can do to start using less energy while you’re waiting for your contractor to arrive.

Use these simple energy saving tips:

Switch to a
Smart Power Strip

Plugging lights, TVs, appliances, computers, and other electronics into a smart power strip makes it easy to turn off these items when they’re not in use.

Close Blinds on
Hot Summer Days

Closing blinds on the sunny side of your home in the summer keeps out the hot sun, and opening them in the winter allows warm rays in.


Choosing ENERGY STAR appliances whenever possible saves you money and energy for years.

Add Bags of Ice
to an Empty Freezer

If your freezer is in use, but mostly empty, fill it with bags of ice to keep it from working so hard.

Set Your
Thermostat to 68° F

Setting your thermostat to 68° F can help you save energy.

Dryer Exhaust

Cleaning, straightening, and shortening your dryer exhaust can reduce your dryer’s energy expenditure.

Install High-Efficiency

Installing a high-efficiency showerhead can save you $125 annually.

Closet Doors

Closing closet doors minimizes the square footage you are heating.

Put Your
Computer to Sleep

Putting both your monitor and the hard drive to sleep can keep the machine from consuming energy when not in use.

Sign Up for a
Home Energy Assessment

Get a customized plan to reduce your energy bills.

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