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Manage your home energy costs

Ever wonder what you could save by changing your thermostat setting or adding storm windows? Now you can find out with just as few clicks of a mouse.

The new HomeEnergyCalculator is available 24/7 in the comfort of your home. The calculator’s quick, one-screen form asks about a dozen questions about your home. Simply click to indicate your home’s approximate square footage, age, number of occupants, fuel type and more. Then hit “Calculate” to get an estimate of the monthly and annual energy use and costs for your home.

Next, determine what changes you would like to consider. One easy step might be to reduce the temperature on your water heater. Make that change and click “Calculate” again to see what you might save. Then try something else like adjusting heating settings down, tightening up your home by reducing air leaks, or installing storm windows. Click “Calculate” after each change to see the difference in your monthly energy bill.

Once you’ve gotten a feel for your home’s energy costs and what various changes might save you, take a look at your overall home energy usage by clicking “View Report.” From there you can print, download or email your report.

The HomeEnergyCalculator is one more way we’re working to help you manage your home energy costs.

Go to the HomeEnergyCalculator