No one likes spending money on high energy bills, how can I lower mine?
How will saving energy and lowering my month in and month out high utility bills benefit me in others way like lowering my carbon footprint?
- improve your home’s resale value.
- reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign energy supplies.
- help reduce harmful carbon emissions and air pollution.
- improve indoor air quality.
The real savings can start so easily with so little effort on your part.
We use energy in our day-to-day lives: when we drive to work, when we power our appliances and when we climate-control our living environments. In most U.S. homes, each time a switch is flipped or a dial is turned, electricity–generated using natural energy resources–is consumed. According to the U.S. Department of Energy Web site, fossil fuels provide more than 85 percent of all the energy consumed in the United States. These resources are limited. That is reason alone to save energy.
According to U.S. Dept. of Energy research, a typical house consumes twice as much energy as it should. Because of different energy-wasting features, a typical home can accumulate more than $1000 of unnecessary expenses every year.
Bottom line, if you don’t make energy saving improvements to your home you are paying for them no matter. A quick example is if you have $300 month energy this would equate to $3600 over 1 year and $36,000 over 10 years. KEEP IN mind this is with NO INFLATION so if you decide to make no changes and continue to pay your utility company you are guaranteed one thing…a $36,000 bill over 10 years. Annual increases and inflation are about 11% per year. This would equate to $72,000 over 10 years. No matter what…..you will pay between $36,000 and $72,000 for energy bills in you have a $300 energy bill and continue to use your home in the same manner you presently do UNLESS somehow energy costs are going to go down. Wouldn’t it be better to spend that money elsewhere?
To learn more about how homes use and lose energy, and how different improvements can put an end to these unnecessary expenses, check out the Related Pages below.