Offered by iGo Realty
Knowledge is power…and being armed with a little bit of knowledge about how our home works can help you save a bundle on your energy bills. Here’s a short quiz:
- Which of these two actions is the best way to cut down on air leaks in your home?
- Add more insulation
- Caulk and Seal
- What’s the optimal temperature for your hot water heater?
- 120 degrees
- 140 degrees
- How often should you check your furnace filters?
- Does raising or lowering your thermostat a degree or two have much impact on energy use?
- What uses the most water?
- Washing machine
- Air leaks can increase your heating and cooling bill by 10%, so start caulking and sealing those leaks.
- Anything higher than 120 degrees wastes energy and poses the potential to scald.
- Monthly. A clean filter can shave 5 – 15 % off your utility bills.
- Yes. You can shave 5% off your energy bill for every degree you lower your thermostat below 70 degrees in the winter.
- Toilet Flushing generally accounts for more than a third of your water use. New and improved high-efficiency toilets use 60% less water than older models.
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