Why do you only provide the average savings for Minnesotans? What if I want to know my exact numbers?
It's true, the calculated savings for each pledged action on the Energy Challenge are based on the average Minnesotan's annual energy use. We use averages for the Energy Challenge to make it easy for all kinds of households in Minnesota to find out simple ways to stay comfortable and save money in their homes, whether people know how many kilowatt hours they use a month or not. By not requiring members to enter in a ton of personal information, we make the Challenge and our useful information more available to everyone, including renters, youth and seniors.
You can always use our basic carbon footprint calculator to calculate see your home's current use. If you are interested in a more in-depth analysis of your home's energy useage, check out the Home Energy Saver
, a web-based self-audit tool provided by Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory. This is a more detailed and sophisticated tool which will ask for more technical information.