Save Some Green

Everyone knows some ways to add energy savings to their home. Insulation, Energy Star appliances, upgraded windows and switching to compact fluorescent bulbs might save you some money, but how much?  Instead of throwing money at updates that may or may not help you save energy, why not have an energy audit?

An energy audit will help you determine what the big energy offenders are at your house. Along with the auditor, you can formulate a plan and a budget to handle your energy saving updates. The auditor can tell you how much you will save and how long it will take a particular item will take to pay for itself.  You might be surprised at what really makes the biggest difference.

When looking for a new home, why not have an energy audit as part of your inspection? A list of items not usually checked will give you negotiating power. You can even ask the sellers to make repairs that will help keep your expenses down.

If you are interested in having an audit done on your current home or if you are planning a move, give me a call. I can get you set up with a professional energy auditor.

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  1. Good advice. In addition to the items mentioned above; EPA estimates the average home could reduce their heating/cooling costs by 30% by sealing the air leaks in the frame and the ducts. The most important consideration for an energy evaluation is that it is comprehensive. Visit http://www.ecohomesaves.com/energy-audit.php for more information on common diagnostic tests involved in an energy audit.