The Consumer Energy Center wrote:
Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency are two sides of the same coin. Most people think they mean the same thing, but they don’t.
Energy conservation means reducing the level of energy use by turning down a thermostat, or turning off a light, or turning up the temperature of your refrigerator.
Energy efficiency means getting the same job done while using less energy. Efficiency is usually done by replacing an older, less efficient appliance with a new one.
In this section, you’ll find both energy conservation and efficiency tips for your home, office, school, car or truck, and other areas.
You’ll learn how to get your home ready for summer or winter. You’ll learn how to be prepared in case the power goes out. And you’ll learn some interesting facts about energy.
- Change to new and improved light bulbs. Reduce energy use from about a third to as much as 80% with today’s increasing number of energy-efficient halogen incandescents, CFLs and LEDs.
The average U.S. household will spend about $2,100 on home energy this year, according to Alliance calculations based on May data from the U.S. Department of Energy. But you can spend less with the Alliance’s simple yet effective home energy tips.