HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION
Home Energy Conservation focuses on providing information and education on residential energy consumption and savings. Matt Dynan was SSMN's expert on conserving energy and wished to assist those in need of guidance and direction. This page is now dedicated to him and his efforts in making Stillwater more sustainable.
Let's Get Saving
We’ve made a guide that helps Stillwater residents understand:
the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources,
the importance of energy conservation, and
how to identify if home energy conservation is something you want to consider doing.
We will help you
understand what a home energy audit is,
if you qualify for a free audit, and
find alternatives if you do not qualify for a free audit.
We will show you how to receive subsidies that make it more affordable to implement energy conservation measures as well as low-interest loans that are available for bigger projects like updating appliances or installing new windows.
Together with the home energy audit professionals, we can help you understand the amount of energy savings you can expect and how much money that will save you at current utility rates. We will make sure you are aware of all the federal, state, county, city, and non-profit programs that exist to help you with the cost of any energy conservation upgrades.
Hopefully, you will understand the importance of energy conservation, as a way, to help us transition to renewable energy sources, and how this will be helpful to ourselves, future generations, and how much money it can save you at the same time.
7 Steps for Home Energy Conservation
It can be overwhelming to navigate all the resources available to help you conserve energy in your home so we are simplifying this process for you.
There are 7 basic steps we recommend for your home energy conservation journey towards helping the environment and also putting money in your pocketbook!
Educate yourself: Why energy conservation is important for the environment and your pocketbook.
Learn what an energy audit is.
Do-It-Yourself: If you are a DIY type of person, determine how much you can do and if you need expert help, consultation.
Professional Audit: Determine if you want a professional home energy audit. Determine what energy audit option is best for you.
Efficiency Upgrades: Determine what efficiency upgrades make sense to you.
Budget: Determine who you want to do the work/what your budget is
Discount Services: Make sure you know what services you qualify for, for free, what rebates, discounts, and tax credits are available for your upgrades, and how you can get help with financing your upgrades with low-interest loans.