The amount of energy we use in our everyday lives and its impact on the environment and our bank accounts is a growing cause for concern.
It has led to many governments, private companies and individuals striving to find ways in which households and businesses can become more energy efficient.
This basically means getting more out of using less, primarily with regards to gas and electricity. There are many ways of becoming more energy efficient, with products and advice available all over the internet.
However, many opt not to make any changes and wonder just how big an impact they can have on their lives. The fact is, they can be quite drastic and important to you and others around you.
First of all, something as simple as replacing light bulbs with energy-efficient halogens, CFLs or LEDs can reduce bills by 30 – 80%.
On a larger scale, purchasing Energy Star appliances can cut down on costs by as much as 30%.
Keeping cars tires inflated and washing your clothes in cold water will also save you money. It may not seem a lot, but combined these small and helpful tips with the many other available on the web and it’ll quickly build up into a more substantial saving.
Despite pressure from the government and consumer watchdogs, energy prices are increasing and you should do all you can to minimize what you pay.
Becoming more energy efficient actually benefits the economy, according to the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE).
An ASE report revealed consumers and businesses in the US save approximately $500 billion every year through energy efficiency measures.
This leaves individuals with the ability to spend more on other products and services that can drive the economy into a better state, while businesses are in a better position to hire new staff and expand their operations.
In addition, energy efficiency actually creates jobs in itself, with more than 800,000 individuals becoming employed in the US in 2010 because of the growing industry.
GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING
The U.S. Department of Energy says that homeowners pay 70% of their energy bills for heating, cooling and hot water. Cutting heating and cooling costs by 50% or more with geothermal heat pumps puts more disposable income into homeowners’ pockets, insulates them from fuel price shocks, and spares them the fear of “running out” of fuel when the next Polar Vortex threatens.
Geothermal heat pumps offer a reliable, long-term solution, with state-of-the-art equipment and earth heat exchange loops warranted for up to 50 years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that geothermal heat pumps are the most energy efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning system available today.
Investing in Geothermal today means saving YOU money, becoming energy efficient and doing your part to help clean up the environment and a=save on natural resources.
Call today and speak to one of our Sales Associates about Geothermal for your home!