Energy Use in the Home

Light Bulbs


Refer to the Right Light Guide (PDF) for insight to which light bulbs will best suit your home for energy and cost savings. Also look for the Energy Star logo whenever purchasing light bulbs (and appliances).
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Energy Star Logo

Light Bulb Disposal


Beiswenger's Hardware can recycle fluorescent bulbs for the following fees:
  • Under 4 inches: $1
  • Over 4: $1.50
  • Circle bulb or broken: $2
Their location is:

1823 Old Highway 8
New Brighton, MN

Broke a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL)? Don't panic; read about Safety and Clean-Up Procedure.

Home Audits & Retrofits


The best way to get started on improving your home's functionality, beauty, and longevity is to understand the current state of your home. These experts are ready and willing to provide their services for home energy audits and retrofit consultations:
Watch the Energy Drips Video to learn about cost savings pertaining to energy efficiency improvements.

Energy Saving for Kids


Learn more about the Minnesota Energy Challenge. Meet TOLBY (Turn Off the Lights Behind You)! He loves saving energy and wants to answer your questions about saving energy at home and at school.
Tolby the Energy Efficient Bug