Building an Energy Efficient Home: How to Lower Utility Bills

Tips from experts on how to lower utility bills by making your home more energy efficient. With the rising cost of energy, making your home more energy efficient is no longer simply an admirable goal, it’s a necessity.

Power strips let you turn off power to electronics when not in use, reducing “phantom loads.
Power strips let you turn off power to electronics when not in use, reducing “phantom loads.”
Photo by Fotolia/Aberenyi