You’ve heard the term over and over again. You’ve seen posts online about making your home energy efficient. You’ve had inspectors come to your house asking to give you an energy efficiency inspection, but you’re not exactly sure what it all means. Well that’s why we’re here! To explain it all to you to make sure you understand what the all hype is about.
So, Energy Efficiency, what does it all mean? The dictionary definition of being energy efficient is reducing the amount of energy required to power products and items. The general idea in relation to the home is to reduce how much electricity, gas and water a household is using yearly and still be able to live comfortably. Approximately 30% of energy used in buildings is used inefficiently or unnecessarily and about $300 billion in energy is wasted yearly as a result of drafty doors/windows, poor insulation, inefficient appliances and very simple easily fixed energy wasters1.
Being energy efficient benefits you and the environment. The more homes that are energy efficient, the less energy has to be produced yearly. Also the more efficient your home is the less you spend on your energy bills. Depending on where your house currently is on its efficiency, you can save between 5 – 50% on your energy bill after improving your home’s efficiency.
Cutting down on your energy bill doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live uncomfortably! It can be as simple as properly insulating your home, switching to energy efficient appliances, replacing your windows with energy efficient windows (Energy efficient windows), unplugging chargers not in use and so much more.
There are very simple things you can do to make your home more efficient and we can help! Evolutionary Home Energy Solutions can provide you with a Home Energy & Home Improvement Maintenance Inspection. Getting a Home Energy & Home Improvement Maintenance Inspection can help you identify where your energy problem areas are in your home. After getting your home energy inspection, you will receive recommendations on how to fix problems and if your home is already efficient you get the good news and will have nothing to change.
If there’s a way you can save money on your energy bill, wouldn’t you want to take advantage of it? Get started here! Schedule an Inspection.