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.
Colorful leaves, cooler weather, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice everywhere—it's definitely fall! While you're snuggling in and sipping a warm drink, we hope you'll join us this October and take action to save energy—and money—at home.
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on October 17, 2016 at 6:00am
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on October 10, 2016 at 7:30am
Blog post originally featured on the BPI Homeowner Blog.
Every day for the next decade and a half, 10,000 baby boomers will reach age 65 and will begin considering retirement and plans for aging comfortably. By 2030, over 18% of the nation will be at least 65 years old, up from just 13% in 2010. With this accelerated growth of the aging population comes the opportunity to age in place in energy efficient homes.
Many aging Americans have lived in their homes for decades, raising families and creating memories, but the sheer size of their home may become too much to handle, so they may consider other options. But what if they could make their long-time home more comfortable…Continue
Posted by Quinn Korzeniecki on October 3, 2016 at 9:00am
This article will help you find strategies to help you save energy during the cool fall and cold winter months. Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter.
If you haven't already, conduct an energy audit to find out where you can save the most, and…
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 26, 2016 at 6:31am
By replacing your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $75 each year.
Compared to traditional incandescents, energy-efficient lightbulbs such as halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light emitting diodes (LEDs) have the following advantages:
Today's energy-efficient bulbs…
Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 12, 2016 at 7:30am