Default Method

When users first enter the Home Energy Saver site, they are assigned default energy prices based on the state in which their ZIP code is located. These default energy prices are the most recent available state averages from either 2009 (for electricity and natural gas) or 2007 (for LPG and fuel oil), summarized in the table below. All energy price data are from the U.S. DOE's Energy Information Administration (US DOE 2007, 2009a, 2009b). For many locations, users also have the option of selecting actual utility tariffs (see Tariff Method)

Default Energy Prices