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Evaluating Your Home Energy Efficiency

Posted on October 10th, by amanda@amandahart.net in Efficient, Sustainable. Comments Off on Evaluating Your Home Energy Efficiency

Evaluating Your Home Energy Efficiency

We all want to make our lives less dependent on chemical cleaners, making things greener in the process. If you can make your home energy-efficient, then you will lower your carbon footprint while at the same time making your monthly expenses smaller as well. The trick is making sure you evaluate the home beforehand, making sure you know its weaknesses and what you can do to address them and make them better. Many of these tests can be done by yourself, and often in less than an hour. While they will not really tell you everything you need to know, you will at least be able to understand what can be done to improve things. Here are some of the strategies you can use for yourself and information on what you can do with the help of a specialist.

Checking on Windows and Doors

You can begin your efforts by checking up on all your windows and doors to see whether you have any drafts in it. The way to approach this is to close all the doors and windows of your home, then lock them up. Turn on the air conditioning or heating of your home, bathroom … Read More »

Energy Friend or Foe

Posted on October 10th, by Michael Menn in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Energy Friend or Foe

Energy efficiency is one of the latest buzzwords in new home construction and remodeling. But what does it really mean? I looked this up on Wikepdia and this is what I found.

 

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal of efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature.

 

So how can I make my living or work environment more energy efficient? One way is to integrate my energy usage.

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By working with a preferred vendor like Grand Home Automation several of our clients reduced their energy cost by installing energy efficient thermostats that are programmed to their computers. This allows them to set their temperatures down or up depending on the time of day and the time of year. During the winter, why is it necessary to heat your second floor if you are either working or using the downstairs?

 

Give us a call so we can help you manage your utility usage.

 

Efficiently Yours,

Michael