Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Energy Saving Tips

Weatherize your home and start saving today!

Weatherize your home and start saving today!

Tips for Saving Energy in Your Home

  • Save hot water by using low flow shower heads, low-flow aerators, variable flow valves and washing full loads of laundry in cold water.
  • Put clear plastic on the inside of windows in winter to help keep the warm air inside.
  • Turn off lights, television and computer when not in use.
  • Don’t leave the refrigerator door open while deciding what you need.
  • Dress warmly and lower the thermostat.
  • Use smart lighting options, like buying Energy Star, CFLs or LEDs.
  • Keep your furnace air filter clean.
  • Unplug appliances when not in use or use power strips.
  • Showers use less energy than baths.
  • Call 907-279-2511 for Weatherization assistance.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated. Improper home ventilation can lead to deterioration of the structures at a faster rate. Excess moisture in the home may cause upper respiratory health issues for people living in the home. (See video here.)

For questions about weatherization services in Alaska that you cannot locate within this website, please visit the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s website for listings of weatherization agencies across the state or see our listing of weatherization agencies and regional housing authorities by clicking here.