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Check how much money can be saved with an Energy Audit
Lower your electricity bill!
More money in your pocket always helps!
An Energy Audit helps you to live a more sustainable life
When your bill is too high, do the following Energy Audit:|
1) Insulation and Duct-work
Check your attic
Is the insulation spread evenly?
Check how your insulation looks like
Is is as high as it was in the beginning?
Or is it not adjusted to today's higher standards?
Adding insulation in the attic is a very good investment!
Your invested money flows back to you right after you have improved your insulation.
Before you leave the attic check if your access door is properly insulated and sealed!
If your home is a few decades old, your wall insulation is not very thick
Think about adding insulation on the outside walls
Check how your floor is insulated.
Check if your duct-work is intact, insulated and sealed.
Check if your hot water pipes are insulated.
With no insulation on your water pipes a lot of energy is lost
you get water with lower temperatures,
you need to run the water much longer before it gets warm.
Check if your water heater is insulated.
If not, any kind of insulation helps, even a blanket or two
2) Heating and Cooling
Check if your air supply vents are unblocked.
Change the filter in your return-air register,
a better airflow saves you money!
Check how your thermostat is set,
every degree higher in summer or lower in winter saves you
a lot of energy = money = less pollution = better health!
3) Air infiltration
Air leaks cost you money summer and winter
Check if windows close properly
Check if your doors are properly weatherstripped.
Check for leaks in around your doors and windows,
especially if you have AC window units.
Very often the sealing around them is really bad.
That costs you a lot of money!
Check if plumbing and wiring openings are sealed.
If you feel and air flow, that your money flying away!
If you have single pane windows, a lot of energy warmth
in the winter, coolness in the summer is moving into Nature!
Replacing single pane to double pane windows
reduces you electricity bill in a big way!
4) Appliances + Lightning
Check your refrigerator condenser
Check if your refrigerator gasket is tight
Check if un-used appliances are unplugged
Check the temperature of your water heater
If it is above 12o F you should lower it
Check if your dishwasher has an energy savings feature
Check how much water your washing machine is using
and if you could lower the water temperature
Check your well pump for leaks
Listen and hear how often it is running
Don't buy these energy wasting old fashioned light-bulbs
Look for CFLs or LED bulbs
They last much longer and use much less energy
Don't run your outdoor lighting all the time
It is wasted energy and helps a burglar to find his way
Much better is motion triggered lighting
It reduces energy usage and shocks the bad boys
In case, money savings are not important to you there is another reason. Over half of our electricity is produced by coal fired power plants. The old coal plants produce huge amounts of air pollution, put a lot of mercury in the air, pollute our drinking water and the ash after burning the coal is highly toxic too.
So, if you care are better air quality, a saver future for your kids, please do the Energy Audit!
If you need help, send us an email!
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