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Simple Steps That Can Cut Energy Costs

By IEHA

There’s good news for homeowners. By taking a few practical steps, they can help to put a lid on rising energy costs.


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According to the ENERGY STAR program, the typical U.S. household spends approximately $1,300 per year on home energy bills—and 50 to 70 percent of that is spent on heating and cooling.

Fortunately, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use at home is to ensure that your home is properly insulated.

Starting At The Top

From attics to basement walls to floors over crawl spaces, there are many areas of the home that can benefit from proper insulation. One of the more important places to start is the attic. It’s the most accessible and least expensive to insulate.

Insulation can enhance thermal efficiency and sound control, and also qualify homeowners for rebates and tax credits.

 

A Helpful Energy Audit

One resource for rebate info and an energy audit is the Residential Energy Services Network , or ResNet. It offers certified auditors who can help homeowners evaluate a home to determine where and how energy is being lost.

The audit can also find out what systems are operating inefficiently and what cost-effective improvements—such as adding insulation—can be implemented to enhance comfort and lower utility costs.

 

 

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Simple Steps That Can Cut Energy Costs:  Created on November 1st, 2012.  Last Modified on May 15th, 2013

 

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About IEHA

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is a 3,200-plus member organization for housekeeping management. Executive housekeepers are managers that direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities, including upscale hotels, hospitals, schools, and other public places. The non-profit was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the state’s capitol.

 

 

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