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Welcome to your complete Home Energy Guide! 

Through this website we will fully explain the ins and outs of home energy.  We will explain Home Energy Audits and Ratings, demonstrate home improvement methods, list tax incentives and much, much more.

While this is an extremely fast growing field with more information literally released daily, we will do our best to filter out the varied reports and provide you with the most pertinent data to help you with your home energy needs.

Save Energy and Money Today

According to a analysis by Energy Star in 2010, the typical U.S. family spends thousands of dollars a year on home energy costs. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. Here is a breakdown as to where these costs get split up:

46%-HVAC systems

14%-Water Heating

12%-Lighting

13%-Home Appliances

11%-other Electronics

4%-Phantom Loads

And each year, electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to save energy and money at home and in your car. Start making small changes today. To cut your energy use up to 25%, see the tips and do-it-yourself information located throughout this website.

The key to achieving these savings in your home is a whole-house energy efficiency plan. To take a whole-house approach, view your home as an energy system with interdependent parts. For example, your heating system is not just a furnace—it's a heat-delivery system that starts at the furnace and delivers heat throughout your home using a network of ducts. Even a top-of-the-line, energy-efficient furnace will waste a lot of fuel if the ducts, walls, attic, windows, and doors are not properly sealed and insulated. Taking a whole-house approach to saving energy ensures that dollars you invest to save energy are spent wisely.

Energy-efficient improvements not only make your home more comfortable, they can yield long-term financial rewards.  Reduced utility bills will more than make up for the higher price of energy-efficient appliances and improvements over their lifetimes. In addition, your home could bring in a higher price when you sell.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our home energy information site.  We hope that the information we provide assist you in making your home more energy efficient.

 

 


This diagram demonstrates the many ways air escapes and infiltrates your home!

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