- Energy upgrades are self sufficient improvements
- Thorough insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs by 30%
- We have the answer for what kind, how much and where
Home Energy Conservation
Conserving energy at home is an important priority. Actually, it’s a very important priority, because of all the related benefits. When you make improvements in your home that save energy, you're saving money every month on electricity and on any other energy sources you use, like fuel oil, propane or natural gas.
But this decreased energy demand also reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Finally, let's not forget that as we decrease our overall energy use, we're decreasing our dependency of non-renewable resources from foreign countries, such as petroleum.
Saving energy at home can be fun and easy starting with:
Home energy conservation involves a lot of decisions, and it's not easy to figure out what improvements should be made first, second, third, and so on. Building scientists who study all of the interactions that affect building performance, have been known to compare the house to the human body. When something happens to one system, other major systems are also impacted.
In the same way, a building's energy performance involves numerous systems that interact. For example, air-sealing an attic and adding attic insulation will reduce the demand on the HVAC system and even make it possible for a smaller HVAC system to keep the home comfortable. When leaky ducts are repaired, conditioned air is delivered more quickly to living spaces, so less electricity is required to maintain comfortable interior temperatures.
The surest way to decide how to proceed with a home energy conservation plan is to have a complete energy audit done on your house by qualified technicians like the ones who work at Dr. Energy Saver. A Dr. Energy Saver home energy checkup is very much like a complete physical exam performed by a medical doctor. When this audit is complete, you'll know exactly how healthy your house is in terms of energy performance, and you'll get recommendations from Dr. Energy Saver about what repairs and improvements should be done, and in what order.
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