Friday, July 28, 2017

DIY Home Energy Audit: Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

DIY Home Energy Audit: Is Your Home Energy Efficient? Homeowners have a lot of options available to them if they want to go green. They can go all-out and install solar panels on their roofs or switch to geothermal energy, but going green doesn’t have to involve such drastic steps. In fact, simply improving the energy efficiency of your home can go a long way toward reducing your environmental footprint by cutting the amount of energy your home consumes. This may be easier than it seems, as it’s estimated nearly $300 billion worth of energy is wasted each year due to minor issues around the home, such as drafty windows and leaving lights on too long. That’s why any homeowner interested in going green and saving some green should look into conducting a home energy audit. Trained professionals can perform a comprehensive home energy audit, but homeowners can conduct a basic one on their own if they know where to look. Checking for common and easily fixed home energy issues such as improperly insulated ductwork and cracks in walls can mean significant savings on your energy bills as well as reducing the amount of energy your home wastes. Use the following checklist to conduct a DIY home energy audit and you can go green without radical changes.
DIY Home Energy Audit Checklist
Checklist: DIY Home Energy Audit provided by Mendel Plumbing and Heating

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