Study ranks best and worst states for energy efficiency

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OKLAHOMA CITY – When it comes to saving money, a lot of people try to cut back on extra expenses.

However, experts say one of the best ways to consistently save money is to make your home more energy-efficient.

WalletHub recently analyzed 48 states based on home-related energy efficiency and car-related energy efficiency.

Researchers calculated the total energy consumption by homes in each state and how much is used for heating and cooling homes in each state.

They also looked at the number of miles driven each year and the gallons of gas pumped in each state.

According to their researchers, Vermont is the most energy-efficient state in the continental United States.

The lowest rated state was South Carolina.

Oklahoma ranked 34th on the list with a 38 ranking for home efficiency and a 22 ranking for car efficiency.