The energy advice

I was surprised to read some of the statistics about energy saving for a home.  For instance, did you know that you save almost $100 a year, simply by washing your clothing in cold water.  I have been using cold water for my laundry for about fifteen years now, so I have saved a ton of money and energy.  Another quick tip to saving energy is switching to energy saving lighting. My husband switched all of our lighting over to LED, when it first came out.  He told me then that it was going to replace the old hot light bulbs. The pamphlet stated that the heating and air conditioning system can cause a 30% rise in your electric bills.  I learned that the easiest way to save energy and money with your HVAC system is to simply change the air filters on a regular basis. It makes sense that when the air filter gets clogged with dust and dirt, the furnace or air conditioner needs to work harder to get the air flowing through the air filters.  The more energy the HVAC system expends, the higher your energy bills are going to be. My husband and I recently had an Energy Efficiency survey done. They were pleased with the efficiency of our home. We were almost 100% with our efficiency rating. The only thing we had was a 20% loss of energy because of our insulation.  We got foam insulation and put it in the attic and in the doors to make our house more efficient. We paid the HVAC company to seal our ductwork and make sure no energy was being loss there.