Home Energy Saving Information
With the onset of cold winter temperatures and escalating natural gas prices, here are a few tips for lowering your winter heating bills. Click on the links to the left for more great information.
- Attack air infiltration wherever you find it, particularly at windows, fireplaces, basement sill plates & windows, and doors
- Seal air ducts against leakage
- Install and use a programmable thermostat to set back the heating set-point at night and while at work
- Use kitchen and bath fans wisely. In just one hour, these fans can pull out a whole house full of warm air
- Close off vents and doors to unused rooms
Profitability of Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Application of the top 10 energy efficiency measures in a typical home yields nearly $600 in annual bill savings, and an impressive 16% overall return on investment (practically guaranteed !) [click here for more information]
Environmental Impact of Home Energy Use
Annual carbon dioxide emissions from the average household vs. the average automobile:
Each year, the average house releases over twice the amount of greenhouse gases (through energy consumption) than the typical automobile.