Before you open up your wallet for a home energy auditor, try our do-it-yourself home energy audit tool on the web—The HOME ENERGY SAVER. Enter info about your house and get a customized list of energy savings recommendations. HES will help you ID measures that an auditor can explore for you in greater depth.
A home energy audit is the first step to helping you identify ways to cut your energy bills. While a professional home energy audit is the best way to determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save, you can conduct your own simple but diligent walk-through and spot many problems in any type of house. An easy way to start is with an online energy audit.
Home Energy Saver, the DIY online energy audit tool, will give custom recommendations on ways to make your…
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 28, 2017 at 6:21am
This article will help you find strategies to help you save energy during the cool fall and cold winter months. Some of the tips…
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 25, 2017 at 7:00am
Understand how a structure such as a house works to create a comfortable interior environment and learn the ways insulation is added to an existing home. Watch this helpful video:
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 18, 2017 at 8:00am
Don’t let those bright autumn leaves and clear fall sky fool you—cold weather is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the chill ahead of schedule. Photo by David Parsons, NREL 6317419
This is the time of year when a 60 degree morning feels chilly and many of us are waking up to a dark, pre-dawn sky. We’re ready to put on sweaters, watch…
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 11, 2017 at 5:30am
Saving money and energy by only changing your lighting? Sounds like a bright idea to me! Energy efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bills. Here are some ideas to save money more than just changing out incandescent bulbs to CFL or LED bulbs.
You might think that something so small in your home, which uses so much less energy than, say, your AC unit, might not make a difference. If that’s your thought, let me illuminate you: lighting is one of the easiest ways to save energy, with the most immediate results. Even if you’re not paying much just to light your home, waste is waste, so let me bring a few ideas out of the shadows and into the light:
Firstly, keep your lamps (and even your other appliances!) away from the thermostat. Every thermostat has a…
Posted by Green ID on August 9, 2017 at 10:30am
Installing storm windows will lower your energy bill while keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. | Photo courtesy of Larson Manufacturing Company.…
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on August 28, 2017 at 5:30am