On the first Wednesday of October each year, local governments, universities, organizations, corporations and utilities join the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to promote Energy Efficiency Day. Energy efficiency is using less energy while providing the same, if not better service. Energy efficiency also has strong economic benefits, including more than 38,000 Missouri jobs in 2021. Many of these jobs were in the traditional heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology-application area and the construction industry sector.
The goal for Energy Efficiency Day is to share information that promotes the many benefits of energy efficiency, which include cost savings and healthier homes. The department would like to help you identify money saving, energy saving tips for you and your home to become more energy efficient. Learn how to lower your home energy bills and reduce energy waste at home and at work. Everything from no-cost actions to long-term energy saving actions can help save you money over the long term, help reduce energy use and have positive environmental effects. You might be surprised how little you need to do to save a month’s worth of electricity, or even more.