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National Cut Your Energy Day


National Cut Your Energy Day

Brandon Grosse

Brandon is our managing real estate broker with experience since 2001 in professional sales...

Brandon is our managing real estate broker with experience since 2001 in professional sales...

Jan 10 2 minutes read

January 10th is national cut your energy costs day.

Each year, on January 10th, the observance provides information designed to help homeowners and businesses to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency. 

According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to 30%! 👀

Did you know that tuning up your heating system can save you up to three to ten percent?

It is often in the little things that you do that can save you big money on your energy bill, such as:

  • Weatherproof your home

  • Replace old windows with new energy-efficient windows

  • Replace old furnace with new energy-efficient furnace

  • Properly maintain furnace

  • Use solar heat if possible

  • Turn down thermostats

  • Turning off lights when leaving a room

  • Use energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs

  • Run dishwasher and washing machine only when fully loaded

  • Lower water heater temperature

  • Take shorter showers

  • Unplug unused appliances

  • Carpool whenever possible

The above list is just a few of the many ways to conserve energy.  

Use these tips, along with others you may already have in practice, many available online and you will be able to create energy and financial savings the entire year.

To assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up, take a moment to check out Home Energy Yardstick to calculate your estimated opportunity. Don’t forget to have your energy bills nearby!

Bottom Line

If you're curious about learning more about how increasing your homes energy efficiency also increases its overall value, contact your Accord Realty agent today.

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