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How to Save Money and Energy in Your Home with These 10 Easy Tips

Why make your home more energy-efficient? Here are a few good reasons:

  • It saves you money. It costs less to power a home that has been updated to be more energy-efficient. 

  • It increases the comfort level indoors. 

  • It reduces pollution. Conventional power production introduces pollutants that find their way into the air, soil, and water supplies.

  • It reduces our impact on climate change. Most scientists agree that excessive fossil fuel consumption contributes significantly to global warming. 

  • Federal, state, utility, and local jurisdictions’ financial incentives – such as tax breaks, rebates, and component swaps – are available to many homeowners around the U.S.

1. Optimize Heating and Cooling:

- Use ceiling fans.

- Replace air filters regularly.

- Install programmable thermostats.

2. Install Tankless Water Heaters:

- Provides hot water on demand.

- Reduce standby energy losses.

3. Replace Incandescent Bulbs:

- Use LEDs or CFLs.

- Consider lighting controls for additional savings.

4. Seal and Insulate:

- Focus on attics and basements.

- Seal gaps around windows, doors, and outlets.

5. Use Efficient Showerheads and Toilets:

- Install low-flow fixtures.

- Consider dual-flush toilets.

6. Use Appliances and Electronics Responsibly:

- Unplug chargers when not in use.

- Use ENERGY STAR-rated devices.

7. Daylighting as an alternative to electrical lighting:

- Install skylights or light tubes.

- Use clerestory windows.

8. Insulate Windows and Doors:

- Apply weatherstripping.

- Use storm windows.

9. Cook Efficiently:

- Use convection ovens.

- Cover pots while cooking.

10. Laundry Efficiency:

- Wash full loads.

- Air-dry clothes when possible.

Homeowners who take the initiative to make these changes usually discover that the energy savings are more than worth the effort. InterNACHI® home inspectors can make this process much easier because they can perform a more comprehensive assessment of energy-saving potential than the average homeowner can.  

For more detailed guidelines, visit InterNACHI (

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