DOE's Energy Savers Web Site Helps Consumers Stay Cool, Save Money

April 03, 2009

Warm weather is on its way. That usually means electric bills will increase and Americans will use more energy than at any other time of year to keep their homes or businesses cool and comfortable.

Finding ways to combat these high costs is essential, and that is why the U.S. Department of Energy has launched the Stay Cool, Save Money Web site. This educational tool can help consumers be more energy efficient by implementing simple, cost-effective, energy saving solutions this spring and summer.

The site also has a variety of long-term strategies, such as conducting home energy audits, finding financial assistance opportunities, and locating local providers to install better insulation, energy-efficient windows, and ENERGY STAR® appliances.

Stay Cool, Save Money offers energy-saving tips modeled after whole-house building design, in which all the parts work together to optimize efficiency and save money.

The site is a year-round resource for Americans' energy needs, revised as the seasons change, with weekly energy saving tips for consumers.

Visitors can also take advantage of the Energy Savers Blog to share ideas and concerns with others.

More information is available at the Stay Cool, Save Money Web site.