Key Points Investing in energy efficiency increases asset value and makes available space more attractive. A phased approach to efficiency upgrades can help with financing and reduce tenant inconvenience. Optimizing energy savings requires a collaborative effort between property managers and tenants. Maximizing profits is often a primary goal of building owners and managers, so investing…
Key Points Hybrid-ductless heat pumps are a cost-effective option for heating and cooling. Average savings for seven houses in Tacoma, WA was 2,636 kWh per year. Proper installation and operation is critical for optimum performance. Homeowners want a comfortable house no matter the outside temperature and they also want such comfort at an affordable cost….
Insulation is arguably the most important element in achieving energy efficiency in your heating and cooling system and in maximizing home comfort. Primarily, it works to slow the flow of heat or cold through your home’s walls, but it can also have a small impact in sealing outside drafts and air from unheated spaces. R-value…
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is a comprehensive, whole house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort at home, while reducing your energy costs and helping the environment.
Refrigerators keep food fresh, but they can take up as much space on your electric bill as they do in your kitchen.
A wood-burning fireplace adds beauty and a comfortable atmosphere, but it’s not an efficient way to heat a home. It can actually increase your winter energy bills! Nearly 90 percent of the heat produced by a wood-burning fireplace is lost through the chimney. Also, an open fireplace pulls in more air than is needed for burning, reducing the efficiency of your home even more.
Own a house that does more and works harder for you and your family. You can save money, increase comfort, and help the environment by improving your home’s energy efficiency. Installing energy-efficient upgrades may be easier than you think.
So, you’ve been thinking about switching to LED light bulbs, you go to the hardware store, find the correct aisle, and then find yourself paralyzed by all the different options – sound familiar?
Thinking about moving? Build a new future and construct an ENERGY STAR certified new home today! Choosing an ENERGY STAR certified new home means owning a house that is not only built better, but made to help you save money and live more comfortably.
Money-Saving Tips for Water Heating Water heating accounts for nearly 20 percent of the energy costs in a typical home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). By finding ways to conserve water use and improve the efficiency of your hot water appliances and equipment, you can save substantially on your utility bills. Conserving…