Water heaters are often the second highest energy user in the home. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a new ENERGY STAR certified model to save energy, save money, and help protect the climate.
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During cold weather, take advantage of the sun's warmth by keeping drapes open on south facing windows during daylight hours. To keep out the heat of the summer sun, close window shades and drapes in warm weather. Glass windows without shading allow between 75-80 percent of transmitted solar energy through, where vertical or venetian blinds allow 0-5 percent.
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