Central Insurance Group
Dec 01, 2011
Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters.
All are common issues here in Oregon, and they’re not only annoying – they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills.
Would you like to save $200 to $400 a year on your energy costs? That’s how much the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that homeowners can save by incorporating technologies to make their homes operate more efficiently.
Of course, helping to protect you and your family is our goal at Central Insurance, and keeping your home well-maintained usually means your home will be safer as well. Those are goals we all should share. Several of the tips below from the National Association of Home Builders will help you accomplish both.
Do a home-energy audit
Making your home more efficient can seem like an overwhelming task. But “auditing” your energy efficiency is something you can do yourself, and it’s relatively simple. This will show you where your home loses energy, how efficient your heating and cooling systems are, and ways you can decrease your electricity use. Just inspect the areas listed here and note the problems you find.
The only thing left to do after you complete your audit (and make any necessary changes)? Figuring out how to spend the money you’ll save each year!
For further questions and assistance, please contact us.
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