We may be exaggerating just a little. We get that excited about energy savings. If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the lookout for energy saving tips and tricks to lower your utility bills.  But how do you choose what to use and what to lose?

Because every home is unique, every home presents its own set of energy challenges.  For example, a cramped city loft is going waste energy differently than an older, farmhouse or suburban ranch. Energy saving tips are not always one size fits all. We’ve put together a list of resources we hope you find as exciting and helpful as we do.  Enjoy.

• www.energysavers.gov
The U.S. Department of Energy provides this rich resource with tips on everything from purchasing appliances to ways to save money on your heating and cooling bills. It’s a go-to resource on remodeling for energy efficiency as well.

• www.energysavers.gov/tips
Explore further on the U.S. Department of Energy’s site to discover tips for saving on the outside of your home each season, as well.  Tips include many low and no-cost suggestions.

• www.dteenergy.com/residentialcustomers/saveenergy/
Have you ever wanted to know how your electrical or gas bills are calculated? DTE Energy’s site offers inexpensive and long-term energy saving ideas as well as information about how energy usage billing is done.

• www.psc.state.fl.us/consumers/house/
The Florida Public Service Commission offers this interactive resource that provides energy-saving tips for all of the rooms in your home. An interactive diagram of a house allows you to click on each room for more ways to save.

• www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/index.html
The California Energy Commission produces this helpful site that includes free and inexpensive ways to save energy during the winter and summer months.