Energy Efficiency Advice

EnergyRight Solutions for the Home programs, like eScore, are effective ways to boost energy efficiency. There are also other things you can do to take energy savings into your own hands to maximize efficiency and save money.

Not ready for an all-encompassing energy efficiency overhaul just yet? That’s why we’ve assembled this collection of energy efficiency advice. Some—like our advice on Appliances and Lighting—can naturally be made when it’s time to change a light bulb or replace a worn-out refrigerator. Others, like installing an efficient water heater or heat pump, require a little more out-of-pocket expenditure, but will repay you with long-term savings. Still others are low-cost or no-cost tips you can adopt right away to see small changes in your monthly bill that will add up over time. All are sound practices for responsible energy usage to help you save money and live comfortably.

Appliances

Responsible for about 21% of a typical home’s energy usage, appliances consume more energy than you think. Learn how ENERGY STAR certified appliances use up to 50% less energy than standard models without losing any features or functionality.

Lighting

From energy saving tips to special light bulbs and lamps, there are a variety of recommendations that combine to make your home more energy efficient.

Low-Cost + No-Cost Tips

Find tips on things you can do around the house to keep your energy costs down. Many of them will help you save money without spending a penny.

Summer + Winter Tips

Find no-cost and low-cost tips on how to save energy and lower your electricity bills during the warm summer and cold winter months.

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Technical Resource Manual

For information regarding TVA energy efficiency savings estimates and assumptions, see the TVA Technical Resource Manual (TRM).

TRM 2017 Version 5
TRM Appendix 2017 Version 5
 
TRM 2016 Version 4
 
TRM 2015 Version 3