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What is home energy efficiency?
Simply stated, energy efficiency means using less energy to get the same results. Home energy efficiency means that your home runs with the same quality and consistency but without using as much energy. Less energy is better for your budget and for the environment.
Why energy efficiency?
Electricity. It’s our most powerful energy resource, and we depend on it for nearly everything we do. Today our country’s demand for electricity is at an all-time high, and is projected to grow at least 40% within the next 25 years. Costs are increasing as well, with an average increase in rates of over 5% per year. Now is the time to take steps to plan for your electric future.
How does energy efficiency help the environment?
Consuming less power means reducing the amount of pollutants released by power plants into the air, oceans and the earth. It also means preserving and protecting Earth’s natural resources. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has determined that energy efficiency is essential in combating climate change and protecting our environment. And, according to the Department of Energy, “Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers.”
Is energy efficiency worth it?
Making your home energy efficient means big savings in the long term. Despite the initial investment of the technology needed to make your home more energy efficient, the savings in energy pay off over time.
How does home insulation work?
Insulation makes your home more comfortable year-round by resisting the flow of heat. Insulation stops the flow of heat outward in the winter and the flow of heat inward in the summer. Insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways to conserve energy and make your home more energy efficient.
How much money can insulation save?
This can depend a lot on where you live, the size of your house and other factors but, overall, you can save a lot each year by installing insulation in your home. You can get a quote for your home by contacting a Home Energy Specialist.
How much insulation should I have installed?
This also depends on a few different factors, including where you live and your home’s age. Contact a Home Energy Specialist for more information about your home.