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Residential Energy Use

​The County’s Energy Plan also includes an energy use and greenhouse gas inventory that can help the cities within the County and residents understand their own energy use patterns and emissions. Details are available on the 2009 Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions web map.

Residential energy use accounts for 21 percent of energy consumption in the U.S. Understanding how you use energy in your home can help you reduce energy use and save money.

Online tools
Learn more about your home energy performance with free online tools. Using your home utility bills, online calculators measure your home energy use and help identify opportunities to reduce your energy use.

Home energy audit

A home energy audit can identify opportunities to increase your home energy efficiency. Contact your utility company to learn about home energy audit options.

Financial resources
Learn about national and local resources to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower your energy bills. The state of Minnesota and local utilities offer incentives, rebates and grants.

Last updated: 2/18/2016 7:19 AM