Many county residents spend $100 to $200 dollars each month in home energy costs. Although household energy use can seem unavoidable, there are numerous ways to save ranging from free behavior changes to the purchase of new equipment. Lighting, appliances, hot water, heating, cooling, air leaks, and insulation all offer opportunities for improvement. For more information, visit the county’s Energy Action Fairfax webpage. In addition to the resources provided on the website, Energy Action Fairfax staff are available to give presentations to local civic associations upon request. The Energy Action Fairfax team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.