Energy Efficiency Tips


101 Ways to Save Energy and Money

Everything you do, no matter how small, can add up to big savings. Electricity makes many things possible – TV, radio, video games, computers, etc. Not to mention that electricity keeps us warm in the winter, cool in the summer, cooks our food, heats our water, cleans our clothes and keeps our schools bright. Today, more and more people are looking for ways to manage their energy use and reduce costs.

Discover free or inexpensive suggestions to help you save money and energy in Touchstone Energy’s 101 Energy Efficiency Tips Guide.

Additional Energy Saving Tools

  • Through interactive quizzes, the Home Energy Adventure tests your energy efficiency skills to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency, and ultimately save money.
  • Find out how your home’s energy use measures up with the Home Energy Yardstick from Energy Star.
  • The Minnesota Department of Commerce has extensive information for Minnesotans on assessing your home, sources of financial help and other energy-saving tips, including a downloadable energy guide.
  • The  U.S. Department of Energy has an extensive archive of energy information regarding home cooling and heating, efficient appliances and electronics, home energy audits, weatherizing and more. You can even estimate the energy use of your home electronics and appliances with their Appliance Energy Calculator.