National Cut Your Energy Cost Day | January 10, 2019

Posted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 3:28pm.

Published by: Christine Pease

January 8, 2019

Did you know there was a day dedicated to cutting your energy cost? Did you know that this day is celebrated nation wide? Why is this important? Just like most things, it's all about the Benjamin's. When looking to save, re-insulate your home. This can save a homeowner tons of money and possibly pay for itself within a year.

But not just that, it's also about sustainability. There's only one planet Earth and we must take care of her! Reducing your carbon footprint can begin at home so take the steps now! "The average American consumes 6.8 metric tons of oil in carbon emissions each year, more than three times the average person in China. So if every American took the time and energy to do this work, we’d actually make significant advances in reducing global warming."

Create a checklist of the items in your home. Make sure you're getting the most for your money but also not emitting too much waste. That's step number #1.

Here are some ways you could make your home more energy efficient:

  • Programmable thermostate
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Solar Panels
  • Reduce water waste 
  • Tune up HVAC
  • Compost
  • Seal windows
  • Limit space heater use
  • Replace incandescent bulbs
  • Unplug unused chargers
  • Insulate attic
  • Install storm door
  • Perform an energy audit




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