The offender in many folks’ minds when it comes to pollution is the automobile, not our homes. It seems to be ingrained in our heads that automobiles are the worst offenders; I won’t discourage alternatives. But, in fact, we generate twice as much carbon dioxide emissions as we consume coal, oil, and natural gas—directly or indirectly—in our homes.
Imagine what happens if we cut the energy use in our homes by half? The scale might balance out for sure, but there are definitely more benefits, saving money for one. We do this on a daily basis. Improving their home’s insulation and air tightness, heating and cooling systems, and more, will typically save our customers at least 25%, but often much more.
It all starts with a comprehensive home assessment which helps drive pollution and energy cost reduction in the home. But the biggest impact we hear about from our customers is how comfortable that drive can be! The end result we sometimes forget about is the level of comfort revealed after the job is done.
Image from the DOE’s home energy saver website