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How Many Miles to the Gallon Does Your Home Get?

Homes use approximately one third of all the energy we presently consume in the U.S. The remaining two thirds are split between transportation- one third, and industry- one third.

Over the years technological advancements made it possible for manufacturers of central heating and air conditioning equipment to produce units with energy efficiency ratings of 90+. For example, a 90+ natural gas heater burns 90% or more of the natural gas it takes in and wastes less than 10%.

Most likely the homes in the U.S.with 90+ systems installed are in homes that would not even qualify for a 50+ energy efficiency rating.

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Don’t put the cart before the horse. Make your home energy efficient first. The chances are if you make your home energy efficient first the size of the heating and or air conditioning units needed won’t be as large because you’ve reduce the demand.

We’re not talking about conservation and doing without. Energy efficiency does not mean sacrificing.  Have you sold you car to walk to work or bought a car that gets 5 miles to the gallon for your 60 mile drive to work? Probably not. So why are you living in a home that probably consumes the equivalent of 12-15 gallons a day or more when you could live in one that uses only 3-4 gallons?

We’ve been living in energy efficient homes since 1986. We realize the challenges and difficulties people face today and we are doing everything we can to make a difference through education. You too can make your home energy efficient if you want.

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