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Calculate the Savings: Tools for Saving Energy and Money

11/6/2008 11:33:15 AM

Tags: energy, money, calculators

Calculating Savings 

Wow, this is a handy page. Check out this helpful list of energy calculators from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

It’s no secret that many home improvements can save a ton of energy while also saving you a lot of money. But — no surprise here either — sometimes these projects cost some money up front. If you’re trying to pencil out the actual costs and savings of buying a new appliance or making your home more air-tight then these online calculators are a great shortcut.

Will junking your old refrigerator save you money? Check out the Refrigerator Retirement Calculator.

What’s the most cost-effective level of insulation for your home? Find out with the ZIP Code Insulation Tool.

 Are you looking for a comprehensive tool that can tell you how to save energy at home? Try the Home Energy Saver.

If you’re trying to figure out how to save energy and money at home, I think this energy calculators page is a great place to start. For even more energy info, be sure to check out the EERE home page, too.

 


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