How Much Energy Does Your Home Use?

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Learn How Much Energy Your Home Uses - Save Energy & Money with O&R's Home Energy Calculator

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In today's economic times, we all are trying to do what we can to cut costs and save.  We're all also becoming more conscious of our environment and doing our part to keep things clean and GREEN.  What better way to  accomplish both - economize and do our part in reducing our carbon footprint -  than saving on energy.

If you live in Rockland or Orange County and are serviced by Orange and Rockland Utilites, there is a free and easy to use online tool that lets you perform your own personalized home energy audit.  All you need to get started is you O&R account number.  When you enter it, based on your account history, you can find out where your energy dollars are going - where you're using and losing energy and money.

It will deliver to you a customized report with money saving recommendations on how to cut costs, all in less than 10 minutes.

So get that O&R account number handy and sign onto Orange and Rockland Utilities and begin saving today.

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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
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I do know that the utilities can and do energy audits.

Mar 05, 2012 12:27 PM #1
Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

That's a start. The best thing to do is get an Energy Audit from a BPI or Resnet certified auditor. Many utilities do them but they often are shortened versions. Start getting your buyers involved with energy efficient mortgages and be a star to your clients.

Mar 05, 2012 12:59 PM #2
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Sometimes my home doesn't use quite enough energy, so I'll have to leave some stuff on while I'm out of the house to make up for it.

Mar 05, 2012 01:06 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I had no idea this was available Leah, very cool................good info to know.

Mar 05, 2012 07:01 PM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Leah, Our area utility (Duke) will send someone out to the home for a free review and generate a list of ideas to address.  They also mail a comparison of how your home compares to others for energy usage.  Unfortunately thanks to the 25+ year old furnace/AC in our home, we don't do so well in comparison.  Although the system is still functional, it's near time to move to a more efficient system, it would probably pay for itself within 4-5 years.

Mar 05, 2012 07:20 PM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Leah, that is interesting.  I wonder if other Utility companies also offer a similar service.

Mar 06, 2012 02:40 AM #6
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Tim - The Utilities here do them, but there is often a wait for the service.

Rob, thanks for your suggestion of getting clients involved in an energy efficient mortgage.  Love it.

Cameron- Would that we would all have that problem.

Roger - Most utilites offer some sort of energy audit.  It's the easiest and cheapest way to get us to conserve.

Bliz - Sometimes it just pays to chuck the old and replace with a newer more efficient system.  Had the same kind of issue with an old fridge of mine that just refused to die.  It was using up so much energy that we were able to recoup the cost of a new one in just 2 years.  Go for it!

George - most offer some sort of audit - whether on-line or in person.



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