Systems approach cuts home energy waste and saves money
ENERGY EFFICIENCY SAVES MONEY AND IMPROVES THE COMMUNITY
An Atlanta community found that the annual energy bills for newly
constructed, affordable homes averaged over $1,200. Increasing
the energy efficiency of the homes saved over $400 a year and
added less than $500 to construction costs.
Simple energy efficiency improvements can cut energy costs by
over 40 percent in most affordable housing. Some low-income families
may spend over 15 percent of their income on energy to operate
their homes. The money that these families save on energy can
help them make mortgage payments and pay for food, clothing, and
other essentials. Studies show that a dollar saved on energy stays
within the community.
EFFICIENT HOMES PROTECT THE HEALTH OF FAMILIES AND THE
Energy-efficient homes provide a healthy indoor environment, reducing
health risks from mold, pollen, dust mites, radon, combustion
by-products, and other contaminants. In addition, they help to
prevent unnecessary pollution. While homes are not often considered
a source of pollution, the electricity, fossil fuels, and other
energy sources they use contribute to global warming, acid rain,
smog, and other serious environmental problems. Wasted energy
needlessly pollutes the environment. Energy-efficient homes help
to protect the environment as well as the pocketbooks of homeowners.
LITTLE IMPROVEMENTS YIELD BIG SAVINGS
The difference is more than you think, or maybe not!
Carpet is best!
There is nothing like walking barefoot on great carpet
for Hardwood is easier than you think.
Just vacuum and you are done.