Residential Energy Toolkit

The residential sector includes single-family detached and attached homes, apartments, and mobile homes. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, housing unit sizes and the saturation of appliance energy use have increased in recent decades. With the demand for electricity on the rise, implementing best practices to ensure energy savings in residences has become even more important.

This toolkit provides you with the initial steps you can take to start assessing energy savings potential in your residence. You can explore our case studies below to learn more.

Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets will point you towards some key areas for energy and cost savings in your building. The sheets include statistics, tips, and guides on a variety of energy-saving topics throughout the residential sector. The fact sheets cover:

  • Energy Usage in the Residential Sector
  • Energy Usage and Savings Tips
  • Energy Consumption for Small Appliances

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The calculators will allow you to input your own site-specific information for estimated personalized savings. Instructions for use and a description of the energy saving project is included in each calculator.

For the residential sector, we offer free calculators for the following:

  • Appliances
  • HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Lighting

To access the calculators, please follow the link below to complete the request form.

Note: The calculators should be used for educational purposes only and should not be used in place of a professional energy audit. The results provided are an estimation. Your savings may vary based on your actual home and equipment sizes.

Case Studies

The case studies provide examples of savings achieved in other residences.

Additional Resources

For more information about saving energy throughout your facility, visit the following:

This project was funded by the Metropolitan Edison Company/Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund. For more information about their programs, go to their website here.