If you have purchased a home, bought new appliances, windows, or simply shopped at the hardware store of your choosing in the past few years, you have most likely noticed the buzz over energy efficient products and features.
Energy efficiency is important for so many reasons, including conservation, reduced environmental pollution, energy independence, and job creation.
While these are all critical reasons to become more energy efficient, perhaps the biggest question homeowners have is ‘Will it Save Money?’
The simple answer is yes; saving energy saves you money. In many cases, household energy bills can be cut by as much as 20-30% by making energy efficiency upgrades. Save money and benefit the environment by taking a few simple actions such as switching to LED bulbs or using ENERGY STAR® appliances.
Buying ENERGY STAR appliances saves up to 30% on electricity bills.
Replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient halogens, CFLs or LEDs saves 30-80% on energy bills.
In addition to larger purchases, there are multiple ways to quickly and easily reduce household energy usage. Some are as simple as unplugging computers and other electronics when not in use. The This Old House website offers 22 painless ways to go green and save your green.
Do you conserve energy in your household? Send in your tips and tricks and let’s start saving energy and money!