Posts Tagged ‘energy saving’

HOME HEATING 101

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Home Heating 101

Home heating is likely the largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 45% of the average American family’s energy bills. Especially in a place like the Colorado mountains where snowfall can happen at any time and snow is our faithful friend. Making smart decisions on your heating can help you significantly cut your heating costs, and the Energy Saver infographic below from energy.gov is a great place to start:

 

A Fresh Look at Conservation – 4 Steps to Make a Difference

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A FRESH LOOK AT CONSERVATION – 4 STEPS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Protecting the environment starts at home, and can be a good investment as well.

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At a time when the political climate seems to be seeing as much change as the actual climate, it’s important to remember the efforts we all make as individuals can make a difference regardless of what’s happening in Washington D.C. No matter which side of the political aisle you’re on, there are plenty of reasons to conserve energy, and that effort can begin with your home.

Whatever your motives, there’s also a financial incentive to energy conservation, especially when it comes to your real estate investment. “It’s just as much about saving money and making your home safe and comfortable as it is about conserving energy,” says Sarah Jones, Executive Director of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC). “In terms of real estate, it’s also a way to build on your capital. Putting money into energy efficiency for your home is a good investment. It will help with the resale value of your home, and it will also save you money in terms of your utility costs whether you live in your home full time or rent it out.”