Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, CCE-Orleans offers an array of resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.
Energy Star products are those that meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.
Here are some tips for buying, installing and maintaining your wood stove, and precautions that can help you avoid having a chimney fire.
Heating is by far one of our biggest energy expenses. Find tips here on how you can reduce energy costs to heat your home.
Switching from incandescent to compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs can help cut home energy costs. CFLs last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, and use less electricity.
You can save water AND energy when you wash dishes by not leaving the water running and by only washing when you have a sink full of dishes. Find more tips here.
Last updated November 18, 2016