New Yorkers score pretty high as energy efficient residents. And this new year brings on some new regulations that will encourage more savings.
Beginning this first week in January 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be manufactured in the United States. They join the higher wattage bulbs that will be produced in more energy efficient forms. But the new bulbs will be slightly better looking than the first versions and give off a nicer light.
Learn all about light bulbs from the latest piece in Living Here.
Beyond bulbs there are plenty of other ways to save energy in a home — and this is becoming a trend for homeowners and for homebuyers as well. Consequently, 2014 could be a good time to consider some changes.
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has ranked major city areas for their energy efficiency. It seems that New York ranks number three below Portland and Boston, number two and one respectively.
The Department of Energy offers lots of tips from air-sealing your home to updating thermostats.