Usage and Safety 
energy-wise checklist 

Heating and Cooling 

Help your heating and cooling systems to operate as efficiently
as possible.

Kitchen, Bath and Laundry

Major appliances can be more energy efficient with a few simple tricks.

The Exterior 

Insulation keeps your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and lowers your energy bill.

Living Areas 

Try a few energy-smart tips to preserve heat
and energy in commonly used spaces.

Water Heater

Your water heater is one of your biggest energy draws, so using it efficiently may save you some money.

The Attic and Basement 

You may not think
about these spaces
every day, but they’re important to your
home’s energy health.



 
 

more information

For a printable version of these energy-savings tips, click here.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority also has incentives and programs at their Web site.