Last month, as we celebrated Energy Action month, we took a look at the Residential Energy Consumption Survey. It showed that we are using more energy than ever before. Efforts are being made not only nationwide, but worldwide to improve that number. The Energiewende is what they are calling it and Germany is leading the push. The New York Times writes, “Germany will soon be getting 30 percent of their power from renewable energy sources. Many smaller countries are beating that, but Germany is by far the largest industrial power to reach that level in the modern era. It is more than twice the percentage in the United States.”
It sounds like we have some catching up to do and we, at GreenHomes, couldn’t agree more. There’s no better place to start saving energy than our homes. Making your home more energy efficient whether that’s through proper air sealing and insulation, a right-sized AC or furnace, or even solar panels, can all help decrease our energy consumption. And, if it helps, saving energy in your home will leave you more comfortable and lower your utility bills.
Read the full New York Times article referenced above, here: http://goo.gl/5wYV37
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