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Your Energy Efficient Home

YOUR ENERGY ENERGY EFFICIENT SAVER HOME The average American household spends $2,000 a year on energy costs. By taking simple steps following a home energy audit, homeowners could save up to 30 percent on their energy bills. Check out Energy Saver for tips and advice on how to save energy and money. O ENERGY.GOv THE BASICS The first step to improving the efficiency of your home is to get a home energy audit, which will show you what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs. Fixing air leaks, which waste a lot of your energy dollars, is one of the quickest ways to save energy. A cool roof can lower the temperature of your roof by up to 50 degrees Skylights can minimize your heating, cooling, and lighting costs. For optimal energy efficiency, insulate your home from the roof down to its foundation. Windows with SIE Window draperies can reduce heat gains by 33 percent in the summer and heat loss by 10 low-emissity coatings cost 10-15 percent more than regular windows but reduce energy loss by as much as 30-50 percent. percent in the winter O ENERGY.GOV SAVING ELECTRICITY BRIGHT LIGHTS, The energy used to light your home accounts for 10 percent of your electricity bill. By taking simple steps to reduce your energy consumption from lighting, appliances, and electronics, you can save money for the things you really want. BIG SAVINGS Replacing 15 inefficient incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving bulbs could save about $50 per year. Save money by washing your clothes in cold water and only doing full loads of laundry. Appliances account for 13 percent of your household energy costs. you Fluorescent lightbulbs use 25-35 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescent lighting. 90 percent of the energy used by traditional incandescent bulbs is given off as heat. Refrigerators with top-mounted freezers use 10-25 percent less energy than side-by-side or bottom-mount units LED lightbulbs use 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. O ENERGY.GOV HEATING & Tankless water COOLING heaters are 24-34 percent more energy efficient for homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water Home heating and cooling make up 54 percent of your utility bill. Combining proper equipment maintenance with recommended insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, you can cut heating and cooling energy use by 20-50 percent. Using a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting by 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort. daily. They are 8-14 percent more energy efficient for homes that use 86 gallons per day. A leak of one drip per second can cost $1 per month. Cleaning your air conditioner filter regularly can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5-15 percent. 12:00 Install low-flow fixtures and achieve water savings of 25-60 percent. Lowering your thermostat 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day can save you as much as 10 percent a year on heating and cooling costs. O ENERGY.Gov PAD

Your Energy Efficient Home

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By taking simple steps to improve your home's energy efficiency, you can save up to 30 percent on your energy bill.


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