What's the Payback?
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A brief word on energy efficiency opportunities
Energy efficiency opportunities are those things that you haven't done already to cut your home energy bill. They vary depending on both the efficiency of your house and your family's style of energy use. Savings can be achieved by investing money in new appliances, materials, or landscaping, or by changing habits, which costs effort rather than cash. Low to no-cost efficiency options include installing compact fluorescent light bulbs and turning out lights when they are not being used; turning off the computer, the TV and other electronic devices when no one is using them; or installing a programmable thermostat that turns the temperature down in the winter and up in the summer when no one is at home. The cost of further lowering your home's energy use will depend on what your own situation demands.Resources
You will need to do a careful assessment of how efficiently you presently use energy. There is a great deal of information available from other sources about strategies and technologies for making a home more energy efficient.
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