Who doesn’t love saving money on energy costs and repair protection? Many American households are looking to not only save money but also be more energy-efficient. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average US home uses around 867-kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per month. In order to lower that number, here are three ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, save money and reduce your environmental footprint.

Upgrade Appliances

Did you know that upgrading to a new washing machine with an Energy Star label could cut your washing energy usage by 75-25%, depending on how old your unit is? If you’re looking to upgrade your household appliances and maximize your home’s energy efficiency, definitely start with the washer, dryer, water heater, and refrigerator. 

Install Smart Home Devices

From WiFi outlets to smart thermostats that keep your home feeling comfortable, tech has become the go-to way to save money and energy in your home — if they’re used correctly. With the possibility to save 1-15% on your energy bills, be sure to set them up properly and take advantage of economy modes during peak hours.

Use EnergyGuard™

At Agway Energy Services, we strive to bring greater value to our customers. We provide EnergyGuard™ as a standard benefit to our residential electricity customers so they receive repair protection on their heating  and central air conditioning units as well as the electric lines in their home (depending on the service).