7 “Definitely not Easy but More Than Worth It” Energy Saving Tips from Irving Customers

We asked our customers to tell us their best energy saving tip(s). And with over 800 responses, we were excited that so many people wanted to share their energy saving ideas.

Below you’ll find Part 4 of our energy savings tips; the definitely not easy, spend serious money and save more than you can imagine tips.

  1. Send your kids to college. They will no longer be at home to take very long hot showers and crank up the thermostat (unfortunately, college is expensive)
  2. Consider installing an energy efficient furnace. If your furnace is 15 years or older, it is most likely 50% efficient. A new furnace would be more than 90% efficient
  3. Install energy efficient triple-pane windows. Inefficient windows are a major source of lost heat
  4. Divide your home into heating zones each with its own thermostat and only heat the zones that are in use
  5. If you have an electric hot water heater, consider getting a propane or oil hot water heater. Electricity is very expensive
  6. Consider getting a front-load washer. It uses 40% less water and 50% less energy per load than a top-load washer
  7. Refrigerators account for 11% of your energy costs. Consider purchasing a more efficient one


Read Part 1 of 4, the energy saving tips you can do at home right now.

Read Part 2 of 4, the the easy, go to the hardware store first energy saving tips.

Read Part 3 of 4, the spend a little money and save a lot energy saving tips.