Energy Tips

There are plenty of ways to reduce energy use and, consequently, save money. Some are free, others require an investment. But don't forget, NV Energy also offers products and services to help offset the costs of some energy upgrades. Learn more about our products and services here.

With the help of a contractor, these steps could potentially save you another 25% on your monthly bill. Remember to do your research before you sign a contract or put down a deposit.
  • Replace inefficient and single pane windows with energy efficient multi-pane, thermally-broken, vinyl-framed windows.
  • Install floor and ceiling insulation: It is recommended to have a minimum of an R-30 - R-38 insulation in the attic and R19 insulation in the sub-floor.
  • Service your heating and air conditioning systems once a year, replacing them if necessary.
  • Replace older appliances with energy efficient ones. All appliances have an Energy Guide Label that tells you how efficient it is and how much it will cost you to run. Often times, an appliance more than 10 years old is not likely to be energy efficient. Look for products with the ENERGY STAR® label.
  • If your furnace is over 10 years old, replace it with a 90%, or greater AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rated unit.
  • Have ceiling fans installed in all bedrooms and your family room. They can make you more comfortable while allowing you to save money by adjusting your thermostat respectively.
  • Test and seal your ductwork. Not only does this improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, it makes the house more comfortable.
  • Add a solar heater for the water in your swimming pool.
    (Check out our solar water heating program)
  • Add window screens or window films to reduce the sun's heat entering in your home.