Shopping for an Energy ...

If you’re in the market and looking for a new house, you’ll want to take stock of the features that affect the home’s energy efficiency. Purchasing wisely can save hundreds of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Here are some things to look for: Overall The best indicator of a home’s...

Keeping the Heat Out of...

The Heat is here!  What are you going to do about it? One of the basic principles of thermodynamics is that “heat goes to cold”.  In other words, warm air is always seeking cooler air.  In the summer, this means that when the temperature is hotter outside, it’s trying to get into your...

Ceiling Fans

Fans have been making hot weather more bearable for centuries.  They create a wind chill effect that makes you feel more comfortable.  And they work just as effectively in your home—even if it’s also cooled by natural ventilation or air conditioning. Since some rooms in your house can be...

Energy Efficiency and S...

Overview Did you know that low-flow showerheads not only save water but energy, too? Less hot water, translates to less energy needed to heat that water. Nearly 1.2 trillion gallons of water are used for showering in the United States annually. Standard showerheads use 2.5 gallons of...

Pool Efficiency

With summer finally here, now’s a good time to think about your outdoor living. Swimming pools and their equipment use a significant amount of electricity, but there are a number of things you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your pool. A good place to start is to reduce the...

Kill a Watt, Save Energ...

Have you ever wondered how much energy it takes to run your TV, computer or kitchen appliance? Now you can find out. Idaho Power has teamed up with libraries throughout Idaho to bring you an easy-to-use tool that can help. Now, you can check out an Energy Efficiency Kit from your local...