A variety of methods are now available to track your home energy use.
- Quick Fixes and Home Energy Checklists for day, week, month and year-long time frames, offer something you can use right now.
- Access personalized online evaluation tools to help your family become more energy efficient at Energy.gov.
- For the tech-savvy consumer, there are home energy monitors that you can purchase today.
- Energy Saver is a US Department of Energy website provides resources to help people save both energy and money.
- Calculators.org provides a collection of 50 calculators that show how we affect the earth. You can access calculators that measure our impact on the environment, how what we eat affects the planet, the impacts of recycling, cost of polluting, energy efficiency, conservation impacts, and the environmental benefits of green driving.
Tools from Energy Star
Energy Star is probably best know for its efficiency ratings of electronics and appliances. However, they're are also a great source of other tips and information about energy efficiency. Their main site provides tips about home improvement and maintenance, buying an energy efficient new home, and much more.
- Visit Energy Star
- Energy Star Home is an interactive tool that shows you how to improve energy efficiency and save money around your house.
Tools from PG&E
PG&E offers several tools to track and reduce energy use.
- PGE’s guide to energy efficient appliances allows you to search, filter & compare the most energy efficient models.
- Home Money Saver is an interactive site that allows you to explore a home to discover new ways of saving money AND energy.
- Use your PG&E account (current customers only) to see how much energy you are using on a daily/weekly/monthly basis--including what you did yesterday.