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Energy Efficiency at Home

For every season and in all kinds of weather, it’s a good idea to pay attention to your surroundings—specifically, your home. Air conditioning and light bulbs often come up in conversations about energy efficiency, but they are only two considerations out of many others.

Homes in the Harmony energy efficient community that was developed with the help of UF/IFAS. Photo taken 06/14/16.

Energy efficiency is also related to elements such as windows, skylights, duct systems, ceiling fans, ventilation, and the home landscape. The publications in the Energy Efficient Homes series provide definitions, quick facts, common questions, links to additional resources, and suggestions to help you save money and conserve energy as you maintain your home.

Want to learn more about taking care of the home environment? For more information on a vast range of topics including yards and gardens, home disaster preparedness and recovery, and household and structural pest management, just Ask IFAS.