Being energy efficient can really help your wallet and it looks like Kentucky needs to find more ways to do just that! It's National Energy Awareness Month after all.

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There are many steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient. Turning off the lights and electronics when not in use helps and unplug chargers too. You can replace old appliances, be sure your home is well insulated and be sure your windows and doors are well sealed. Also, be sure your heating, air and water filters are up to date and working efficiently. Does your faucets have a leak? It's important to get that fixed right away. Installing solar panels is always a wonderful idea to save even more.

In order to gauge the impact of doing more with less energy, WalletHub’s analysts measured the efficiency of auto and home energy consumption in 48 U.S. states. Kentucky ranked a dismal 40th so we all have work to do.

Energy Efficiency in Kentucky (1=Most Energy-Efficient; 24=Avg.)

  • 41st – Home Energy Efficiency
  • 32nd – Vehicle-Fuel Efficiency
  • 34th – Transportation Efficiency
Source: WalletHub