Create a more efficient house and spend dramatically less each month on utilities. Since the majority of power for US homes comes from coal burning power plants, saving your money also saves the environment. Buildings account for about 40% of the energy use in America, so every home counts. Throughout this section and the site you can click on products, resources, calculator tools, and directories that help you save money.
The DATA Source: Each Home Remodeling topic includes Return On Investment (ROI) Calculations that are intended to serve as a guide to help homeowners, architects, and builders see the hierarchy of performance and payback as you consider different options. Given variations in energy consumption, house size, and climate zone, results will naturally vary. The calculations are based on comprehensive research and a combination of reports from the U.S. Department of Energy, the EPA, ENERGY STAR® for Homes Program, US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Program, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), International Energy Conservation Code, PLUS information directly from University Studies, Architects, Manufacturer Specifications, Distributors, seasoned Builders and Installers, and Homeowners with actual Performance Feedback. The data is based on a single family house with typical utility demand for a family of four.
As you click through the different Home Remodeling topics, you can quickly see the added cost of energy efficient green decisions, the average annual savings, and the payback return rate. Our team has also provided the key information on how to TAKE ACTION on Energy Savings.
A Home Energy Audit is one of the most cost-effective ways to learn exactly how to reduce your energy bills. We have built a network of qualified providers across America, so if you like what you read, then we can connect you to a provider that services your zip code. You go to a doctor for a check-up so let an Energy Auditor give you a home health check-up.
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