Climate change, increase in emissions, global warming…these are all very real issues in our world today. Many countries have made a major push toward clean energy resources and going green. However, there is still a long way to go and a lot more progress to be made. These are overwhelming issues, and it may feel like they are out of your control. We’re here to tell you that you do have control and you can make a difference. You have the power to conserve energy in your own Connecticut home. As Miep Gies once said, “Any ordinary person can turn on a small light in a dark room.” So change out those incandescent bulbs and grab those LEDs, here’s how a home energy assessment can help you do your part to conserve energy (and save money too!).
See the Light
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s coming from energy efficient LEDs. Did you know that LEDs consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs? Replacing your outdated light bulbs will not only save you money on your energy bills, but also increase the operational life span of your lighting. Not to mention they are completely recyclable. That’s a big step towards a smaller carbon footprint.
Conserve Energy by Sealing the Deal
Even if you have proper insulation in your home, you may still notice a draft from time to time. Whether your house is newly constructed or on the older side, air leaks are a very common issue that homeowners can remedy to conserve energy.
Your home energy assessor will help to identify those problem areas with a blower door test and seal them up to prevent further energy loss. The air sealing is typically done on the same day and is included in the cost of your home energy assessment. You can save up to 35% on your annual Connecticut energy costs once your home has been properly air sealed.
Go with the Flow
Water, water everywhere; there are so many drops to save! A home energy assessment has a lot to offer in the way of water conservation. Faucet aerator fixtures will be installed on your sinks and add air to the water that comes out of them. This will help you use less water without feeling like you’ve lost pressure. Low-flow shower heads can help you to conserve energy without putting a damper on your showering experience. Your assessor will also install insulation for your hot water pipes which reduces the time it typically takes for your water to heat up.
Plan for Success
A Connecticut home energy assessment does more than taking care of your immediate issues. Your assessor will work with you to come up with an action plan for decreasing your energy bills in the near term as well as over time. They’ll also share with you some options for financing your new energy efficient lifestyle, and let you know whether you’re eligible for federal tax credits.
Choosing Energy Monster for your home energy assessment will open you up to some fantastic energy-saving rebates. We are a proud partner of Energize Connecticut and may be able to offer you rebates if you:
- Own a single-family home or a unit in a 1-4 unit building
- Are a customer of Connecticut Light & Power or Northeast Utilities
- Heat your home with electric, natural gas or oil
So what are you waiting for? Contact Energy Monster and schedule your low-cost Connecticut home energy assessment today. Make a difference in your bank account as well as our environment.Return to Blog