#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar, & battery news & analysis site in the world. Support our work today!

Home Efficiency

Making your home more energy and water efficient is not just eco-friendly, it’s one of the best investments you can make. Depending on your utility rates, home efficiency upgrades can pay for themselves within a year. They don’t just put more money in your pocket each month, they also increase the value of your home.

Here are some articles to help you get started.

Home Efficiency 101: Appliances, thermal envelope, lighting, plumbing, & more

How to read electric and water bills, how much savings you can expect, where to best spend money on greening a home, the unseen benefits of greening a home, and top things to think about when you’re thinking of getting started.

County of Kauai launches COVID economic relief in the form of lower utility bills
The island of Kauai is reaching its renewable energy goals a decade faster than expected. Now it’s adding a home efficiency self-audit to help provide economic resilience to its residents.

Maintenance tips for a green home
Maintenance can save you headaches, but it can also save you money and extend the life of your appliances. Find out what to do for your fridge, laundry, HVAC, sinks, toilets, and gutters.

Top 5 habits you can get into that improve your home’s efficiency
Learn life-long strategies that will save you money and improve your life — for life! Tips for laundry, food storage, dishwasher use, staying cool, and more.

Top 4 DIY energy efficiency upgrades your home or small business
What’s the biggest bang for the buck, both in terms of your money and time? We lay out DIY projects that can save you thousands and improve your home.





Back to Top ↑
  • Sponsored by:


    Start a business in home efficiency!
    HomeEfficiency.com offers a white label package to get you started right away, including training, bidding tools, inventory management, software, and support.

    Learn more here.

    Utilities, municipalities, and companies – offer your stakeholders a subsidized home efficiency program and help build resilience in your community.

    Learn more here.