Green Energy Efficient Homes - Save Money, Save Energy, Go Green
Practical tips to save energy and save money in your home
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Energy efficient homes cost much less to heat, cool and light, compared to your typical home.
15 years ago I moved into a leaky, poorly insulated home, and knew I had to make the house more efficient. After some major upgrades and some subtle changes, I cut my household energy use in half.
This site is my way to share my experience and knowledge about energy efficiency. You can save energy and money, and still live comfortably. I'll show you how. Whether you are on a tight budget or are planning a major upgrade, this site provides the answers.
Over many years of energy efficient home upgrades, I've learned that a systematic approach is the best way to maximize your savings while minimizing cost and effort. You need to start by understanding your energy budget in detail, and identifying where the waste is. Then you plan your savings based on what gives the highest return on investment.
Only after you know where your energy dollars are going, and where the savings can be found, should you start investing time and money in efficiency upgrades.
And by the way, stay away from gimmicks, such as devices that attach to your power supply that claim to cut your electricity costs by 20%, or rubber balls that go in your dryer and claim to cut the energy used for drying clothes. I not only don't push such products on my site, I go out of my way to expose them.
Home energy saving information: Basic ideas, motivation for saving energy, checklists and energy saving plans.
The energy saving household: Great ideas for a more energy saving household. Tips for your kitchen, laundry, home electronics, and other household energy uses.
Energy efficient lighting: Here are all the tips you need to make your home lighting as energy efficient as possible.
Home energy saving projects, from basement renos to attic insulation, can save you money. You can even get government grants to help cover the cost.
Energy efficient home heating: options range from a setback thermostat to a new furnace. Know your options so you can save on heat and live in comfort.
Energy efficient cooling doesn't mean the AC has to run all day. You can save with fans, window coverings, and a little common sense.
Saving electricity is easy if you understand your usage. With a few measurements you can tackle the big items that may be wasting up to 50% of your electrical bill.
Hot water heaters can dig into your energy bill - but careful choices in your hot water heater and habits can have a big impact.
Energy efficient vehicles can cut your travel costs, reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, and make you healthier. Here are all the options.
Energy efficiency books: from simple do-it-yourself solar projects to complete guides on cutting household energy use. Buy and download instantly - full money back guarantee on most e-books.
Home energy efficiency questions - you asked and I answered! Questions I've answered on how to save energy - from Yahoo! Answers, Linked In groups, and from visitors to this site.
Contact us: Contact green-energy-efficient-homes.com to let us know what you think of our site, to give your own energy saving tips, or to ask an energy efficiency question.
About me: A little bit about me, Robin Green, owner of Green Energy Efficient Homes - why I wrote this site, and how!.