Home Energy Efficiencey

Window InsulationMost homeowners can benefit both financially and in terms of comfort by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. As an added benefit increased energy efficiency is an important part of being a good steward of the environment.

One of the big questions people have is where to start. The most effective approach is to first do the things that are the easiest and save the most energy/money. For many homes this means finding where air is leaking into our out of your home. Windows, doors, and the attic are prime candidates. In addition, simple things like setting your hot water heater to 120F, programming your thermostat, and changing out the most frequently used light bulbs can also result in big savings.

Having a prioritized, manageable checklist of things to do can guide your home energy efficiencey efforts. If you’re having trouble getting started the Home Energy Checklist website provides a step-by-step approach with the goal of saving $500 in energy costs each year.