Increase Comfort Through Efficiency

A significant amount of pollution comes from the production and use of energy. You, too, can do your part to save energy, money, and our environment. Now is the perfect time to streamline your home’s energy efficiency to maximize overall comfort.

In an existing house, the first step is to  conduct a free home energy audit. These surveys are used to find out how your home uses energy and determine the best ways to cut energy use and costs. You’ll save energy and money, and your home will be more comfortable and durable. 

Energy efficient features such as airflow and ventilation, appropriate indoor temperatures and natural light are closely related to homeowners’ notion of home comfort, making the link between energy efficiency and home comfort more evident. 

In addition to occupant behavior, site conditions, and climate, other variables to consider when creating a more energy efficient and comfortable home include: 

  • Appliances and home electronics
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Lighting and daylighting
  • Space heating and cooling
  • Water heating
  • Windows, doors, and skylights.

 

RESOURCES

Energy Saver | U.S. Department of Energy

Home Energy Guide | Minnesota Department of Commerce

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