Energy Saving Tips
Great ideas, products, and techniques for energy efficiency & conservation
Making your home energy efficient is one of the smartest things you can do as a homeowner. Energy-saving improvements will lower energy bills, make your home more comfortable and increase its value, and help conserve energy and valuable resources. In this section, we’ll help you discover the best ways to save energy in your home.
Free DIY Home Energy Audit
With the help of the free online resource Homeselfe.com, you can do your own home energy audit, and take advantage of major money-saving rebates and tax incentives. Read more…
The Best Energy-Saving Improvements
Attic insulation, weatherstripping, new appliances, windows…what improvements should you do first?
Here’s how to decide:
1Get a clear picture of how your home is performing and where energy improvements are needed.2Get estimates for the various improvements it needs.3Explore the many available incentives and rebates that can help offset the costs.4Decide which projects are realistic for your budget.5Figure how long it will take for your improvements to pay for themselves in energy savings.
A Free All-In-One Tool
An extremely helpful free online tool (and App) that will walk you through this entire process is HomeselfE: The Free DIY Home Energy Audit Tool.
After answering a series of questions about your home, HomeselfE will generate a complete report of the various measures your house needs, including their potential savings.
It gives you information about money-saving rebates and incentives. And it suggests approved local contractors who can give you free estimates.