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Energy Efficient Brought too Yesteryear's Home Part Two, I have received over the years from folks asking for help with questions, many have been from acttual Clients and many other questions have came by why of a Phone Call or E-Mail from folks which were just looking for someone to give them a bit of a helping hand on how they could save Energy either in their home or a commercial building.
Some of the questions which folks have ask me, have had to do with different myths and mistaken ideas that float around, and end-up costing folks more of their hard earned money than they really should have had to pay out. Many of the ole myths which are floating around about saving Energy sure do end-up becoming increasingly expensive for both Residential and Commercial Property owners. Many others have just became obsolete over the years, with new advances in today's new technolgy that is offered to folks. Then there are misinterpretations of old practices which have been passed into Homeowner folklore over the years.
Energy Efficient Brought too Yesteryear's Homes Part Two, I'll start this here blog post off with the Myth of modern day Energy saving Applianes are not really worth buying because some folks think they won't actually save money. The actual fact is when buying an Appliance, folks should take the time to remember that Energy saving Applianes actually have two price tags; which the first price which folks pay at the store to take the Appliane home with them. The second has to do with what they pay for the Energy and Water the Appliane uses once its in the home. Energy Star qualified Appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use from 10 to 50% less Energy and Water in most cases than the standard moldels of the same kind. The money which you and your family will save on Utility bills sure will usually more than make up for the cost of a more expensive but a whole lot more Efficient Energy Star Model. So does'nt saving money sound mighty good to you?
Money saving tip, some States offer various rebate programs to help encourage folks to purchase Energy Star Applianes.
Now here is a Myth which really gets around, installing an extra insulation blanket on the home's hot water heater will save more Energy, than not addeding it.
Will folks the Fact is, maybe but folks should take the time to actually check with the Manufacture first before doing so. The idea of adding extra insulation on the outside of the hot water heater in a home, came out of the responses to the Energy Crisis back in the 1970's. Folks back then hot water heaters were not much more than a steel tank which had very little insulaion inside of them. So back then it did make sense for folks to add a insulation blanket on the outside of the home's hot water heaters of that era. The modern units of the pass 15 years or so, have been built with optimal insulation levels for the most part. The actual saving by adding a insulation blacket to the hot water heater could end-up being much less, if not gone completely. Plus the fact is by doing so, you could actually void the Manufacture's Warranty. So be sure that you check the Manufacturer's specifications and directions first.
Energy Efficient Brought too Yesteryear's Homes Part Two, money saving tip, the best and sue way to save your hard earned money. If you are using an Electric Hot Water Heater in your home, its a good idea to install a timer to control your home's hot water heater. You see by scheduling the heating of it, to ony when its actually needed and turning it off when its not, you'll sure be able to cut down on the standby loses of Energy being used.Just in case you do not know, the Energy Start Program started back in the Nineties as a way to help folks to choose products which are more Energy Efficient. In addition to home Appliances, in the lass few years folks have been able to find the Energy Star Labels on common products like Office Equipment, Home Electronics, Lighting, as well as on some
New Homes and Commercial Properties. With the guidelines which are provided by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, folks are able look for the Blue Energy Star Label instead of have to take a calculator with them to the store in order to figure out if the item model they want is Energy Efficient.
The following are the links to each of the ten of my blog posts of this series of Frequently Asked Questions on Energy Efficiency. There will be more such blog posts and series coming your way. Through out this blog and my other blogs, folks are able to find helpful info and series of blog posts on a wide range of subject matters.
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Localism information by Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections blog post 1,704- Posted on the 9th of June 2012 at 7:26 A.M. Eastern Time - New Hampshire
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