Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Video Series

NH Homes Use a Lot of Energy

Our first video segment looks at how NH homes typically use energy. Knowing what power is being used in your home and knowing when to turn devices off will add to your energy savings.

Your Home and How You Light It

Did you know the average home has 20 to 30 light bulbs? Lots of lighting choices means lots of ways to save.

Understanding Hot Water

Heating hot water accounts for about 16% of a home's energy demand. Learn to tame this large user of energy in your home.

Your Energy IQ

To maximize your energy savings, you first need to know how much you are spending on the fuels you use in your home. In this video you'll learn how to gather the data that will tell you if your home is using more energy than it should and how to track your progress in reducing your energy consumption.

Energy and Your Appliances

What does the ENERGY STAR label mean and how the ENERGY GUIDE on an appliance can help you estimate your savings.

Doing the Laundry

Ideas for reducing the energy usage and costs of doing the laundry.

Keep Your Heating System Clean

You can reap big savings by keeping your heating system in peak condition.

Play It Safe

Home heating systems such as boilers and furnaces use an open flame and thus have safety considerations you should be aware of. Understanding combustion issues, moisture issues, and the need for adequate ventillation will help you play it safe.



Setting Your Thermostat

In this video you'll learn how a few small changes to your thermostat setting can yield big savings on your heating bills.

Understanding Vampire Loads

Many devices in your home likely continue to draw electricity even when they are "off". The typical home has 40 such devices that continually suck electricity and dollars out of your wallet. Learn how to stop these vampires.

Your Energy IQ Part 2

A plug in watt meter can tell you how much electricity your appliances are using and costing you. And calculating your Home Heating Index will help you determine if your home is using more energy than it should. A higher Energy IQ will help you make better and more informed decisions about your home's energy use.

Understanding Air Leaks and Sealing

You wouldn't leave a window open all winter long, but in many houses the amount of air leaks equals the same area of heat loss as that open window. Learn the ABC method for reducing air leaks in your home.


After you've identified and addressed air leakages in your home, adding insulation to your attic, basement, walls and on ducts and pipes will help you keep the heat in your home and be more comfortable.

Next Steps

Our video series concludes with some suggested next steps and resources to help you further reduce your energy consumption.

Thanks for Watching

A brief recap of the highlights of the Button Up New Hampshire video series.