With the October National Energy Awareness Month just over and the winter months just ahead of us, this is the perfect time to asses our
homes to find out where we can be more energy efficient
and save money. Making your home as energy efficient as
possible is central to our national prosperity, security, and
Transforming your home into an energy efficient system
does not mean altering your lifestyle into one of frugality
and constraint. Although it is helpful to be mindful about
turning off lights and unplugging unused electronics,
being energy efficient is about making smart changes
that allow the utilization of as much energy as possible.
According to a recentreportfrom the Natural Resources
Defense Council, “Energy efficiency is America’s most
productive energy resource”.
Here are some ways we can embrace positive energy
changes that cost far less than the energy they displace.
Upgrading your wall outlets to products like U-Socket,
that are designed with energy efficiency in mind.
According to a study released byENERGY STAR, “If
every American home replaced just one light bulb with
a light bulb that’s earned the ENERGY STAR, we would
save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year,
save about $600 million in annual energy costs.
Investing about an hour of your time and as little as
$25 to install a programmable thermostat in your home
can save you about $200 a year.
Sealing up these air leaks with caulk is an easy fix
that will save lots of energy when heating your home
this winter. In fact, the average home loses 30% of its
heating and cooling energy through air leaks.
Finally, the greatest benefit can be to better insulate
your home. Chances are there may be areas of your
home still in need of some insulation. InSoFast works on
floors, ceilings, attics, interiors, and exteriors exterior
walls in your home. As a homeowner with strict budget
concerns, the DIY panels are a great solution because you
can completely eliminate the cost of hiring a professional
without sacrificing the effectiveness of the project.