New York is ranked #1 - the most energy efficient state.

With energy prices in New York state among the highest in the nation, it doesn’t surprise me at all that we are the most energy efficient state!  We have no choice.

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In a recent WalletHub report, the efficiency of car and home energy consumption was calculated to find out which states are the most efficient. New York was rated overall the most energy-efficient state, rated first for car energy - efficiency and third for home energy-efficiency.

So, what do you do to save some money on energy?  Did you buy a hybrid or electric car?  Did you go solar?

Here are some additional energy saving measure you can take to keep us ranked #1.

Tips to Save Energy Today Easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy

  • Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills and manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
  • Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.
  • Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use—TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
  • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
  • Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow shower-heads for additional energy savings.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
  • Air dry clothes.
  • Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.
  • Drive sensibly; aggressive driving such as speeding, and rapid acceleration and braking, wastes fuel.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Visit energysaver.gov for more energy-saving ideas.