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Saving Energy, Every Home is Unique

Infographic by J.T. Trollman 2010 OWattbot clean energy. simplified. Saving Energy: Every Home Is Unique Your home may look innocent, but it's using more energy than it should. Luckily, there are several key ways to conserve or generate energy–but which is best for your home? We compared 4 homes across the US to illustrate the fact that there is no single solution. Now it's your turn: Type your home address into and you'll get energy saving recommendations that are specific to you and your home. Key Facts All of the following calculations are based on the family remaining in their home for another 15 years. Incentives help offset the cost of installation, reducing the initial cash required ($ Up Front). Value, or Net Present Value, are the dollars that you will save or lose over the lifetime of the system. None of the calculations below assume any leases, loans, or other financing plans, which may change the results significantly. Orinda, CA Randolph, NJ Bethany, CT Scarsdale, NY Example Homes Location, size and age affects each home's energy 1900 sq. ft. Built 1946 2690 sq. ft. 2192 sq. ft. Built 1969 1727 sq. ft. Built 1972 Built 1970 -24 $+ Net Value The total money saved or lost with each solution *** .* Solar Electric Value -$2,000 -$1,600 -$810 $4,500 INCENTIVES -$4,114 -$6,420 -$7,619 -$32,348 $ UP FRONT $6,300 $7,890 $9,729 $25,480 Insulation Value $1,000 $7,800 $7,500 $2,800 INCENTIVES -$889 -$1,123 -$821 -$299 $ UP FRONT $1,542 $1,912 $1,917 $689 Solar Hot Water Value $1,100 -$2,900 -$2,400 -$680 INCENTIVES -$2,663 -$2,520 -$2,520 -$3,990 $ UP FRONT $1,837 $5,880 $5,880 $4.410 New Energy Efficient Refrigerator Value -$610 -$570 -$550 -$530 INCENTIVES -$35 -$50 $0 $0 $ UP FRONT $895 $878 $921 $907

Saving Energy, Every Home is Unique

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A new infographic from analyzes 4 home across the US and offers various options for improving energy efficiency, depending on the regions. The takeaway: There is no 1-part magic solution ...


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