The Home Energy Saver Calculator is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes and find the resources to make that savings happen. This website was created for the US Department of Energy by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy helping you save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Assistance (OCA). It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit wilI depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income, and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).
Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) is a federally funded low-income residential energy efficiency program. The program reduces low-income households' energy use, thus creating more affordable housing for those in most need. Services include attic, wall, and basement insulation; blower-door-guided air leakage reduction; heating system repairs or replacements; and health and safety testing and inspections. All measures are provided based on an on-site energy audit and on cost-effective guidelines developed using the NEAT computerized energy audit. Individualized client education is an important component of the program.
PIPP Plus is an extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income for customers whose monthly countable income is at or below 150 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines. Under PIPP Plus, if you heat with gas, you pay 6 percent of your monthly household income to your gas company and 6 percent to your electric company. If you heat with electricity, you pay 10 percent of your monthly household income. The Community Action Agency or utility company will inform you of your PIPP Plus installment. Once you are enrolled in the program, you must pay your installment every month in full and on time.
The Electric Partnership Program (EPP) is designed to improve the electric efficiency of low-income households who participate in PIPP Plus (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) by performing in-home audits, and installing appropriate electric base load and thermal energy efficiency measures. Consumer education that helps PIPP Plus participants get the most benefit from their electricity while learning ways to lower the amount of it they use is an integral part of the service delivery to every household.