Reducing energy use in your home saves you money, increases our energy security, and reduces the pollution that is emitted from non-renewable sources of energy. If you are planning to install a small renewable energy system to make your own electricity, such as a solar electric system or small wind turbine, reducing your electricity loads is the first step because it allows you to purchase a smaller and less expensive system.
First look at your utility bill. The national average electricity consumption is about 1000 kWh/month. If you use more, even greater savings may be possible. There are many ways you can reduce electricity use in your home.