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Home Energy Audits – Why you need one…

Home Energy Audits

The United States is currently the largest single consumer of energy. That’s Right! The result is that the average homeowner now spends about $1,900 per year on energy. Continuous heating and air conditioning consumption account for half of home energy costs. With this consumption comes a tremendous amount of wasted energy. Our wasteful use of energy contributes to air pollution problems such as low-level ozone, smog, and global warming. The average family’s carbon footprint is over 11,200 pounds of pollutants, which go directly into the atmosphere each year.

The most direct and inexpensive route for home owners to reduce wasted energy in their homes is to have an Energy Audit. The primary purpose of a home energy audit is to evaluate the homes energy consumption and make recommendations to eliminate wasted energy and lower monthly energy costs. The following diagram show areas in the home that an energy audit evaluates:

Increasingly in the last year, energy audits have exploded as the demand to lower increasingly expensive energy costs and move towards a sustainable future have made energy audits greatly important. In addition, there is now a very large number of tax credits from cities and the federal government which are enabling homeowners to affordably update their homes and reduce their monthly energy costs.

In an effort to help home owners reduce areas in their homes that are wasting energy, Go Green Home Efficiency created a “General Home Energy Audit” which focuses on lighting changes, thermostat modification, and water usage as these are the easiest areas for homeowners to upgrade and provide the fastest return on their energy efficiency spending. GGHE’s Home Energy audits include a written report that estimates energy savings the homeowner may realize when simple changes to electricity, water, and natural gas are completed. The accuracy of the energy estimates are greatly improved when the homeowner’s billing history is available showing the quantities of energy resources used each month.

Home Owners Need Help To Reduce Wasted Energy

The majority of people are interested in increasing their home, condo, townhouse, or apartment’s energy efficiency, but lack understanding of how energy works and aren’t entirely clear on which home improvement projects yield the largest energy-saving benefits. Here is some of the critical energy efficiency information you will be able to help them discover:

The average home owner’s energy usage is from attempting to heat leaking homes. Their combined unused electronics left plugged in account for $4 Billion a year in wasted energy. Here is a closer look at where the average residence is using energy every month

What Energy Audits Help Homeowners Do To Reduce Wasted Energy

When a home owner gets an energy audit in their residence, they are immediately aware of areas in their home that are wasting energy. They are also educated on how to reduce, modify, or replace trouble areas. Here is a short list of how an energy audit helps homeowners.

» How To Read Energy Bills – You can finally show home owners how to understand what they are being charged for and educate them on how to see their cost savings in action every month as they start living more energy efficiently.

» Indoor & Outdoor Lighting – They understand bulb wattage and finally understand the costs and benefits associated with changing out their old light bulbs for the new “curly” CFL light bulbs.

» Vampire Power – They learn how their home electronics & major appliances are robbing them of energy and how it adds up on their bill every month.

» Water Conservation – They understand the benefits of “Low Flow” shower heads, reducing their water heater temperature and lots more.

» Heating & Cooling System Savings – They understand what changes can easily be made and how to calculate payback to determine when a major upgrade will start saving them money.

So call Go Green Home Efficiency TODAY to schedule a home energy audit and start saving money and saving the planet at the same time!  1-877-372-1199

  1. thomas
    September 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Very informative article we do use way to much energy per household, but hopefully we are turning the corner and becoming more energy efficient!


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