Smart Energy Savings Investment Tips

Planning to remodel your common room? Time to replace old appliances? Consider these energy efficiency suggestions when you make purchases.

  1. Install window shading, such as patio covers, awnings, and solar window screens to reduce sun glare. For additional future savings, use strategically planted trees, shrubs and vines to help shade buildings. (Save: 5%)
  2. Invest in a new air conditioner unit. If your air conditioner is on the way out, buy an Energy Star© air conditioner. (Save: up to 10%)
  3. Seal your ducts. Leaking ductwork accounts for a large percentage of cooling costs, so have your ducts tested and have any leaks or restrictions repaired by a qualified contractor. Note: duct cleaning is not the same as duct sealing. (Save: 10  20%)
  4. Increase attic insulation. If existing insulation level is R 19 or less, consider insulating your attic to at least R 30. (Save: 10%)
  5. Install Energy Star windows. If your windows are due for replacement, Energy Star© windows help regulate and maintain indoor temperatures during hot and cold months. (Save: up to 10%)

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