Videos

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Home Energy Tips Videos

Heating and Your Furnace


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Length: 2:59
(11.6 MB)

One of the biggest energy users in your home is the furnace. Learn how you can save up to 25 percent on your home heating bill by:

  • Installing a programmable (set-back) thermostat
  • Sealing leaky ductwork
  • Keeping filters clean
  • Upgrading to a more efficient furnace
  • And more

Kitchen Appliances


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Length: 2:56
(11.6 MB)

The kitchen offers opportunities for you to save energy. Are you…

  • Using the right sized appliance for the job?
  • Using compact fluorescent lights that allow you to save as much as 75 percent?
  • Washing only full loads in the dishwasher?
  • Still pre-washing your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher?
  • Setting your refrigerator and freezers at the correct temperature?
  • Looking for other ways to save?

Water Heating


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Length: 3:37
(14 MB)

Water heaters are one of the biggest energy users in the home; they account for up to 25 percent of your total energy bill. Find out how to:

  • Save energy required to heat water
  • Insulate your water pipes
  • Save on hot water by using low flow showerheads
  • Fix dripping faucets
  • Cut energy costs in the laundry room

Insulation and Air Sealing


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Length: 4:32
(17.5 MB)

About 20 percent of a home's heating and cooling loss happens in the basement. Installing insulation in your basement or crawl space is an easy do-it-yourself project. This video will help you learn about:

  • R-value requirements
  • Building wraps
  • Types of insulation
  • Installation tips

Living Spaces


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Length: 2:19
(9.1 MB)

Numerous energy saving opportunities are hiding throughout your home.
Did you know…

  • Energy efficient windows can help you save 25 percent on heating bills and up to 40 percent on summer cooling bills?
  • Window insulation kits can double the R-value of your existing windows?
  • You can use curtains and blinds to reduce heat loss?
  • That your fireplace can help heat your home even when it's not in use?

Videos in the section above were provided courtesy of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
© State of Illinois 2006. All rights reserved. Produced by Building Media Inc.

Missouri Public Service Commission Videos

The “30-60-90 Day Challenge”

Learn more about a pilot program in which each state chooses one family to participate in a nationwide energy conservation challenge.

  • Missouri's representatives are the Ward family of St. Louis.
  • Each family receives an energy efficiency toolkit to outfit their home.
  • They will also receive a web cam and a create a blog to keep track of their savings and keep the public updated on their progress.
  • Each participating family submitted their utility bills from April, May and June to establish a baseline cost for their utility services.

PSC Commissioner Robert Kenney
Program overview by
Commissioner Robert Kenney. (1:21)

Will Ward
Will Ward talks about
his participation. (:23)