The difference between buying an existing home and building your own custom home can be vast. Here are five excellent reasons why you should build your own custom home and get exactly what you want out of your new residence.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Energy Star’ Category
Whenever you spot an Energy Star label on a product, you can be confident of its quality and energy efficiency. And you likely see the label in a lot of places, from the computer you’re working on right now, to the TV across the room, to the water heater in the basement, and including the furnace, A/C, windows and even insulation.
A Do-It-Yourself Energy Evaluation Will Only Take You So Far; Consider The Benefits Of Professional ServiceTuesday, January 24th, 2012
An energy evaluation will help you determine where your home is losing energy, and therefore losing money and comfort. Energy costs are on the rise, and it’s more important than ever to control your costs and save money while still being comfortable in your home.
Improving your home’s energy efficiency and cutting down your electricity consumption is doubly beneficial. First, it helps you save money on your utility bills. Energy-efficient households tend to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars less per year in utility costs. Second, you’ll be helping to preserve a greener tomorrow for future generations to enjoy. Given that heating and cooling costs make up more than half of all energy consumption in the average American household, finding ways to cut back consumption in these areas holds tremendous money-saving potential.
The federal Energy Star program was created to help consumers make more responsible appliance choices by offering them a quick and easy way to identify products which offer superior energy efficiency. There are specific requirements appliances must meet in order to earn the Energy Star seal, including:
As a San Joaquin Valley homeowner, you most likely cool and heat your home with central air conditioning and a gas furnace, while heating your water with a gas water heater. If this is the case, you have the potential to achieve significant energy savings with a few do-it-yourself tips.
Being comfortable in your home is a top priority, but so is accomplishing savings. There are some upfront investments you may need to make to improve comfort and achieve long-term savings. Then, with a few other free or inexpensive tips, you can lower your electricity bill without forfeiting home comfort.