If you added up all the cracks and openings that are letting air in and out of your home it would be the equivalent of leaving a window open all day and night, all year.
Becoming energy efficient in your home or business saves not only energy, but money as well! There are simple steps you can take that will save you money on utility bills, help you enjoy a more comfortable home, increase property value, and reduce pollution and energy used.
Switching to high-efficiency light bulbs is more energy and cost efficient than conventional light bulbs. High-efficiency bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer! This simple change will save on energy, bills, and the cost and trouble of constantly replacing light bulbs.
Installing a programmable thermostat is also a way to save energy and money. You can program the thermostat so it will automatically change the temperature at night or when no one is home. This will save on utility bills.
Sealing air leaks is yet another step to becoming more energy and cost efficient. Air can leak out and in through many places in your home. There are ways to seal air leaks yourself, or WMEAC can help along with BetterBuildings for Michigan.
Many homes can be considered “leaky homes” as a result of things like poor insulation, drafts at doors or windows, and various other factors. By tightening up your house, you could save between $100 and $300 annually!
Don’t wait to make the change to save yourself money and help decrease energy use. Look below for more tips on becoming energy efficient and contact Anne Marie Hertl with questions or for more information!
First Steps Toward Energy Efficiency
Just doing air sealing without insulation is like just wearing a wind breaker outside during a Michigan winter. By insulating your home you’ll be able to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, reducing your heating and cooling bills and saving energy!
1 in 4 homes have gas leaks in their home. Whether it is the dryer connection, stove and oven, or your furnace, you are paying for gas that is not doing it’s job! By getting a more efficient furnace you can save money on your gas bill, and you’ll stop gas leaks in your home!
Have a professional tell you what improvements you should make to your home to take the guess work out of energy efficiency.