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Aging in Place in Energy Efficient Homes

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…

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Posted by Quinn Korzeniecki on September 14, 2016 at 9:15am

How Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Compare with Incandescents

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.

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:

  • Typically use about 25%-80% less energy than traditional incandescents, saving you money
  • Can last 3-25 times longer.

Today's energy-efficient bulbs…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 12, 2016 at 7:30am

Home Energy Audits

A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, can help you understand the whole picture of your home's energy use. An audit can help you determine how much energy your home uses, where your home is losing energy, and which problem areas and fixes you should prioritize to make your home more efficient and comfortable. A home energy audit should be your first step before making energy-saving home improvements, as well as before adding a renewable energy system to your home.

PROFESSIONAL HOME ENERGY AUDITS…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on September 6, 2016 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

Making the Most Out of the End of Summer

Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos.

Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage.



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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on August 29, 2016 at 6:30am

Which water heater is right for you?

Posted by Diane Chojnowski on August 22, 2016 at 6:30am

 
 
 

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