Have you ever wondered why homeowners are being encouraged to embrace energy efficiency in their homes? The reason is simple; energy efficiency comes with plenty of benefits. Here are four of the most obvious:
Energy efficiency saves money
The average household in the USA spends at least $2,200 on energy per year. However, by making energy efficient improvements, choosing energy-efficient appliances and taking energy-efficient approaches in everyday life, you can save hundreds of dollars annually. For example, by replacing your ordinary refrigerator with an Energy Star model, you could save up to $165 per year. By replacing all of your appliances with Energy Star alternatives, you can save up to 30% in electric bills. You can also replace your ordinary bulbs with energy efficient halogens, LEDs, and CFLs, for even more savings! Additionally, a few energy-saving practices, such as washing clothes using cold water, can also save you about $63/year in savings.
Improved quality of life
Through weather stripping, caulking and insulation, you can effectively block airflow within the home. A properly insulated home will keep indoor air cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Moreover, using energy efficient light bulbs leads to greater peace and a more enjoyable environment by not having to change them with the seasons.
Increase value of the home
A 2013 study by the National Association of Home Builders, titled; What Home Buyers Really Want, explains that your house can be worth more if you install energy efficient appliances. As a result, the study revealed that a homebuyer’s number one priority is “Energy-Star rated appliances.” This goes to show that if you were to embrace energy efficiency, you would not only sell your home faster, but you’re also likely to sell it at a higher than average price.
Contribute to a healthier environment
Over the years, we have experienced widespread floods, excessive heat, heavier storms, stronger hurricanes and tornadoes due to environmental pollution– specifically CO2 emissions. By embracing energy efficient home solutions, you are actively playing a part in the fight against environmental pollution. Contact Paschal Corp. today to find out how you can insulate your home for increased energy efficiency. We want to help you make your home comfortable all year round without necessarily paying more for heating and AC costs.