Re-Energize Your Home
As the new year begins, it is a great time to evaluate your home’s energy consumption. Many homeowners and residents are unaware of the numerous fixes one can make to save on their monthly electric bill. Energy Star appliances are eligible for Hawaii Energy rebates, so when shopping, be sure to look for the blue Energy Star logo.
Here are a few other tips to help save you money in 2012:
Lighting is one of the first places you can look to save money. Many of you have heard of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), but how many of you actually use them? CFLs have been known to use up to 20 to 35 percent less electricity and last approximately eight to 15 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
Obviously cooling is a very important need for our climate. Hawaii does tend to get hot, and air conditioners play a large part in our lives. But an efficient and adequate ceiling fan can provide ample cooling in your home, as well as save you money. Making sure your fan is sized properly for your room is very important when choosing a ceiling fan.
If you must use an air conditioning unit, using a ductless, split-unit system is the best way to go. Split-unit systems are far more efficient than both conventional window units and central-air systems.
Older everyday appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators also could be consuming more electricity than they should. Newer, up-to-date models could save you 20 to 40 percent off energy costs and be eligible for a Hawaii Energy rebate.
A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, also can be performed to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. EnergyPro Hawaii offers energy assessments and will take the time to pinpoint energy consumption problems in your home.
Not only can EnergyPro Hawaii perform energy assessments, but they can also provide energy-saving solutions through their products as well. PV systems, solar hot water systems, solar attic fans and tank-less gas water heaters are just some of the products EnergyPro Hawaii offers. Give EnergyPro Hawaii a call today at 596-2890 to schedule your energy assessment and start saving money today. You also can visit them online at Energyprohawaii.com.