How To Make Your Home Energy and Cost Efficient - High Quality PDF Ebook 43 Pages
US$3.99 US$5.99Introduction Are you ready to find out if in fact your home is as energy efficient as it can be? Most of us have some big and some small things that they can do to better the cost efficiency of home. Whether you just want to drop a few dollars off of your gas bill...
DescriptionIntroduction Are you ready to find out if in fact your home is as energy efficient as it can be? Most of us have some big and some small things that they can do to better the cost efficiency of home. Whether you just want to drop a few dollars off of your gas bill or you are looking for a better way to fuel your home altogether, doing just a few things can make a tremendous amount of difference in your home. Why bother with cost efficiency? You can afford the bills so why bother? Many people will be shocked to learn that they can lose up to 25% or more of the energy in their home without the need to. You literally could be flushing your money down the drain. The good news is that making your home energy efficient does not have to be overly challenging. It also does not have to be overly costly either. There are some changes that will cost a decent amount of money to implement into a home. These are usually the things that need to be taken into consideration if you plan to save a great deal of money.
As you will see in this e-book, there are plenty of things that you can do to better
your home’s ability to use energy more wisely from just about every aspect you
can imagine. But, in our first chapters, we need to take the time to really analyze
if in fact making the change is worth it.
There are some products and some companies that do promise that you will save
a great deal of money and you wind up investing a great deal to wind up not
The best thing for anyone that is looking to improve their home’s ability to use
energy wisely is to take a good look at what the product or need is, how it is used,
the cost of the product and the cost of the installation and then determine if in
fact it has the potential of making up those funds through energy savings. Some
won’t. Others will.
Throughout this e-book you will learn things that you can do right away to
improve the energy efficiency of your home. You will also learn different ways to
save money on everyday needs that you have. You will find yourself saving
money and living in a more efficient and environmentally friendly home.
Chapter 1: Determining Current Costs
One of the first things that you should do when looking at your ability to make
your home more cost efficient is to know just what you are currently paying.
By taking the time to determine what you are currently spending on energy, you
can better determine which areas you have the potential to save with. In each
area of the country, there are different rates, different co ops and a wide range of
different types of fuel to take into consideration.
It is up to you to find out what you are paying based on your monthly bill
payments. Look at those payments and notice two things.
• What is the amount that you pay per unit that you use of that fuel type?
• What is the amount of that fuel type that you use per month in units?
Your goal, then, is to notice how you can change these.
Can You Lower The Cost Per Unit?
The first way to determine if you can lower you costs with your fuel usage is to
determine if you have the most cost effective provider of that fuel.
In many areas of the country, there are several providers of each type of fuel that
you need. For example, you may have a choice in which gas company you use or
which electric company that you use. If that is the case, then you should
determine which is capable of providing you with the lowest rate per unit of fuel
To find out if you have an option in this service, simply contact your local
government. They can easily tell you which providers are available as well as
provide contact information to you.
Then, give each provider a call and ask them if they do in fact provide to your
home. If so, then ask what their rates per unit are, as well as any transfer or
account set up fees that they may have. Do this for all of the providers in your
area until you find the most affordable choice.
By doing this, you can instantly save money without having to worry about
investing anything but a few minutes of your time.
Can You Lower The Number of Units?
The next step in this process is to determine if you can lower the number of units
that you use of your fuel type. Now, the most simplistic of ways to do this is
through simply turning off more power or fuel to your home.
One thing that people do not realize is just how much it matters that you turn off
and unplug the appliances and other tools for your home.
Throughout the next pages of this e-book, you will learn not only how to improve
the efficiency of your home, but also how to simply use less energy altogether.
When you do this, you are better able to find lower costs.
For now, start off by investing a few minutes right now. Get up and walk from
room to room in your home. Turn off any light, any fan, any appliance that is on.
Don’t forget to unplug those units that leave LED lights on even when they are
turned off. These units can save you a great deal of money. Go ahead; see how
much you can already save just by doing this.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Determining Current Costs
Chapter 2: Cost Over Savings Analysis
Chapter 3: Getting Started Finding Your Biggest Needs
Chapter 4: Start Small For Big Savings
Chapter 5: Your Window Savings
Chapter 6: The Fireplace Advantage
Chapter 7: Energy Saving Habits To Develop
Chapter 8: The Thermostat
Chapter 9: Energy Star: Understanding What It Is
Chapter 10: Outside The Home
Chapter 11: Alternative Sources Of Fuel
Chapter 12: The Energy Efficient New Home