Control Costs. Conserve Resources.
You can be an Energy Hero and we can help! Use this portfolio of online audit tools, information resources, and program descriptions to help you build your home energy strategy.
Home Energy Efficiency Calculators
- Energy Advisor
- Home Energy Calculator
- Interactive Energy Home
- Lighting Calculator
- Appliance Calculator
- Space Heater Calculator
- Heating Calculator
- Fundamentals of Electricity
- Geothermal Heat Pump
- Power Quality
- Electric Vehicle Calculator
Save Energy & Money
- Take the Home Energy Adventure Tour to learn about how you can save energy and money at home.
- Watch videos on saving energy, from heating and cooling to lighting and insulation. These short clips provide simple, easy-to-follow tips.
Touchstone Energy Solution Articles
- Check out these great articles from Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.
- Whether you’re replacing a furnace or water heater, choosing new appliances, or building a new home, making the right choice can mean saving energy and money. As a member of URE, you have access to energy-saving tips and information.
Printable Energy Efficiency Projects
Attic & Roof Projects
- How to Install and Air Seal Pipes, Vents, and Flues (PDF)
- How to Install Barrier to Reflect Thermal Radiation on Roof (PDF)
- How to Install Vents to Cool Attic Spaces (PDF)
- How to Insulate and Air Seal Kneewalls in Attic Rooms (PDF)
- How to Insulate and Air Seal Your Attic Access (PDF)
- How to Insulate Your Attic (PDF)
- How to Maintain HVAC Systems in Attics (PDF)
- Comfort, Health, and Safety in Basements and Crawlspaces (PDF)
- Insulating Floor Spaces in Basements and Crawlspaces (PDF)
- Insulating Walls and Rim Joists in Basements and Crawlspaces (PDF)
- Maintaining HVAC Systems in Basements and Crawlspaces (PDF)
- Options for Improving Basement and Crawlspace Foundations (PDF)
- Sealing Foundation Subfloors (PDF)
- Sealing Wall and Rim Joists in Basements and Crawlspaces (PDF)
- Weatherstripping and Air Sealing Basement Doors, Windows, and Foundation Wall Openings (PDF)
Living Space Projects
- Attached Garages – How to Air Seal to Keep Out Exhaust and Fumes (PDF)
- Best Practices for Fireplaces and Wood-Burning Stoves (PDF)
- How to Decide which Ventilation Strategy is Best for Your House (PDF)
- How to Reduce Plug Loads on Appliances (PDF)
- How to Retrofit Pre-existing Walls with Insulation (PDF)
- How to Switch Out Lightbulbs, Calculate Savings, and Decide which Type (PDF)
- Forced-air Heating and Cooling Systems – How to Get Clean Air Where You Want It (PDF)
- Hot Water Distribution and On-demand Systems (PDF)
- Learn What HVAC System Your Home Has and How to Use it for Maximum Efficiency (PDF)
- Water Heater Efficiency – Analyzing Fuel Types (PDF)
- What Type of Water Heater Should You Choose (PDF)