do a lot on your own to save money and energy, for example,
by adding insulation to you home. Often your electricity provider,
energy conservation organizations, or government agencies
have programs to help you save energy.
the most popular program is called an energy audit. You can
do this yourself or have an outside contractor or your electric
utility perform the audit. Basically, an energy audit measures
how much energy your household is using and as closely as
possible where it is being used. From the audit, calculations
can be made as to what the most cost effective ways are to
reduce the amount and cost of your energy use.