The average resident homeowner can save 5-30% on their home energy bills by making home energy upgrades typically identified in a professional home energy assessment.
Increasing insulation and reducing air leaks is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy waste. Proper insulation and air sealing techniques can typically achieve energy savings of 10-20% over pre-upgrade energy usage.
By combining proper equipment upgrades with recommended insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings, homeowners can save about 30% on their energy bill.
It is estimated that the United States spend more than $300 billion a year on energy that goes to drafty doors and windows, inefficient appliances and other energy wasters that could be easily remedied. This is more than the United States spends on its military every year.
Google alone uses enough energy to power 200,000 homes. The amount of energy it requires to conduct 100 searches on the site is the equivalent of a standard light bulb burning for 28 minutes.
Approximately 40% of the United States’ energy sources is used to generate more electricity. (we are burning our energy sources at both ends at a rapid rate)
Cooling and heating costs make up approximately 50% of the average heating bill in most U.S. homes.
Approximately 75% of the electricity used in most American homes is used while the product is turned off. Idle power is a major energy consumer, with the average desktop computer using 80 watts of electricity while turned off.
During its lifetime, a single ceiling light fixture can use as much as $5,000 of electricity.
The average household wastes $250 per year in energy costs just from holes and cracks in their homes.
IT’S MORE THAN SAVING YOU MONEY, IT’S ALSO ABOUT SAVING YOUR HEALTH
The United States EPA ranks indoor air quality as a top five environmental risk to public health. EPA studies found indoor air pollutants are generally 2 to 5 times greater than outdoor pollution levels. In some cases, indoor air pollution is 10x greater.
Energy Assessments will reveal issues with insulation, ventilation, and other factors that affect overall air quality in your home or business. At IES our certified team will show you how to get the most out of your investment. Our home and/or business assessments offer a whole-structure approach. We believe in the value of savings we can help you achieve through an energy upgrade and will create a more healthy, comfortable environment for you in the process!
OTHER EASY LOW-COST/NO-COST WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY ON HEATING AND COOLING
- Clean or replace filters on furnaces and air conditioners once a month or as recommended
- Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed and make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes
- Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators
- During the winter, keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night
- During the summer, keep your window coverings closed during the day to block the sun’s heat