Older ducts are typically not insulated, and large amounts of warmth and/or coolness that your heating and/or cooling systems have worked on escapes before it gets into your home. By insulating your ducts this loss can be greatly reduced, and the air you have paid so much to have heated and cooled will then be retained for use.
A thorough energy analysis on your property will provide you with the detailed information you need to properly evaluate your options. That information will increase the level of confidence for actions you may be considering, will provide a better understanding of your system, as well as provide specific information for you and professionals.
High Efficiency Toilets ("HETs") use only one-third of the 3.6 gallons per flush of traditional toilets. The effectiveness of removing solid waste is measured in terms of a Maximum Performance (MaP) score; where 1,000 has a high certainty of removing solid waste, and a MaP score of 350 is the minimum performance required by the EPA.
Using the clothes dryer with only full (or near full) loads of laundry saves substantial amounts of heat energy.
Insulating your hot water tank will reduce heat loss significantly.
Insulating your hot water pipes will reduce water heat loss on the way to your faucets by up to 5 degrees F, will reduce the wasted heating at your water heater, and make hot water more readily available when you turn on your faucets.
Often, the rinse process may be satisfactorily completed using cold water; which culminates to substantial savings offer the course of a year.
Solar panels can cost effectively convert sunlight into electricity, powering everything from lamps to electronic devices to hot tubs and pool pumps.
Refrigerant coils, located at the back, are designed to remove heat. When dirty, the refrigerator cycle runs longer and more often; dirty coils can require as much as 25% more energy to function properly.
Some heating systems do not make efficient use of the fuel they consume, while others use expensive fuels.