Building or remodeling? Plan for efficiency.
A geothermal heat pump can cut your heating and cooling costs by about 70 percent. You also can apply for the 30 percent federal tax credit, which is available through 2016. Learn more about geothermal heat pumps.
A house with poor insulation can leak heat through the roof, walls, and more. It pays to insulate.
If you're an Otter Tail Power Company customer who lives in Minnesota, you may qualify for rebates up to $1,400 per electric account. Learn more.
With a 25,000 hour life, LED outdoor lighting is the true meaning of low maintenance. It also can enhance the safety and security of your home. Watch for in-store promotions with instant rebates.
Finish off your remodeling project with new energy-efficient appliances. Save up to $200 a year in energy savings, and if you're an Otter Tail Power Company customer who lives in Minnesota, we can pick up your old working fridge or freezer for free. You'll get $50! Learn more.
Light your home with natural light from skylights and windows. You'll cut your lighting costs and add to your home's aesthetic.
Reduce air leakage around windows to help keep your heating and cooling costs low. Rebates may be available when part of a home insulation project.
Energy-efficient windows lower heating and cooling costs and add comfort and beauty.
Air-source heat pumps capture free energy from outside air to heat and cool, delivering one-and-a-half to three times more energy than they use. Rebates are available.
Do-it-yourself conservation videos
Standby power consumption table
Tips for saving energy
Tips for buying and using portable space heaters
Do-it-yourself guide to sealing and insulating with ENERGY STAR
Homeowners' guide to energy savings
Federal energy tax incentives
OTPCo Minnesota conservation program
OTPCo South Dakota conservation program
U.S. Small Business Administration energy-efficiency tips
Energy Hog Busters Training Camp
Energy information and activities for teachers