Left unaddressed, pests (mice, squirrels or other rodents, termites, bats, etc.) can destroy materials and the overall building structure. Pests can also lead to serious occupant health problems or building-related illnesses.
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Electric dryers are, relatively, much more expensive to run than gas ones. But given your objective of minimizing carbon, it is desirable
Based on your rate, you should switch to a time of use plan, where prices vary by time of the day (higher during the afternoon / early evening, lower during other times). This rate is for customers that have some flexibility about when they use electricity.
A thorough water 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.
A micro-irrigation system that replaces a high-pressure, impact-type, 50+ psi sprinkler irrigation system will reduce water consumption and pressure requirements.
Certain windows (particularly older, metal-frame, single pane ones) transmit a lot of warmth out of your space in the winter, and a lot of coolness in the summer. This can be prevented by replacing them with multipaned and insulated frame windows.
Because air source heat pumps move heat rather than generating it, they are often 2-3 times more efficient than electric baseboard heating systems and are much cheaper to operate than fuel-oil and propane systems. They are also more efficient than other air-conditioning systems, providing additional savings during the summer.
If you heat your home with electric baseboards, or you have a heating system that runs off of propane or fuel oil, you should consider installing an air source heat pump (ASHP). Because the ASHP moves heat rather than generating it, they are often 2-3 times more efficient than conventional electric-heating systems and also much cheaper to operate than fuel-oil and propane systems. They are also more efficient than other types of air-conditioning systems, providing additional savings during the summer.
If your current water heater uses electric resistance elements to heat the hot water, or if you have a water heater that runs off of propane or fuel oil, you should consider installing an air source heat pump water heater. They use electricity to move heat from the surrounding air into your water heater tank. Because the technology moves heat rather than generating heat, heat pump water heaters are often 2-3 times more efficient than electric resistance water heaters and are also much cheaper to operate than fuel oil and propane water heaters.
If appropriate, use laptop computers and inkjet printers they consume 90 percent less energy than standard desktop computers.