Energy leaks, inefficient appliances, and bad habits can cost you a lot of money over the course of a year. This guide has tips and ideas for making your house more energy efficient.
Check with your power company, your county, state, and nonprofit organizations to see if there are any free weatherization programs available. I did and had my house completely weatherized (insulation, solar attic fan, window repair and more) for free. These programs require an application process. In some cases, there are funds available for more energy-efficient appliances, such as a furnace. The weatherization is focused on making the house airtight, to plug up leaks around windows, attics, doors, and walls. There could be a 30% savings in energy with weatherization.
By Mary from Kensington, MD
Here are some tips from the U.S. Department of Energy for making your hot water use more efficient:
We installed a tankless water heater that only heats the water as you need it. It heats the water instantly as you need it. My husband could install it himself, and we save money monthly on our electric bills.
Hope these tips work for you!
By Dorothy from New Creek, WV
Now that the cold months are nearly upon many of us we wanted to share some ideas about how to make your house more energy efficient.
The Home Energy Saver website has a useful tool for determining how much you spend on energy and how much having a more energy efficient house can save you.