Does your home use energy efficiently to the best of it’s abilities? What are your monthly heating bills? Power bills? Is your refrigerator constantly running? Can you feel the breeze outside come inside?
All of these questions get us thinking about how can we maximize the efficiency of our homes. How can we lower our utilities bills? How can we be more comfortable in our homes?
A good place to start is by getting an energy audit performed on your home.
Lotus Energy Solutions a local company provides these services. To quote from their website “An Energy Audit can help the homeowner assess how much energy their home uses and evaluate what measures they can take to improve efficiency.”
Once this service has been performed there are a number of steps you can take as a home owner to increase the energy efficiency of your home and help your home and it’s systems perform better. And a good place to start is by contacting your utilities providers who have programs in place for you, the home owner, to take advantage of. As Source Gas likes to say with their program; Excess is Out, Savings is In. Source Gas will provide you with an overview of financial incentives/rebates for the installation of energy-efficienct measures.
Additionally San Miguel Power Association has a wide array of Rebate Programs; they include rebates for installing Energy Star Appliances, Lighting, Water Heaters, improving Weatherization, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and even rewarding you for the use of an Electric Vehicle. San Miguel Power Association recommends you contact them directly to discuss your rebate options. For questions or to discuss further email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Miguel Power has taken many steps in recent years to provide their customers with options on where their power comes from; wind, solar
Regional Bank- Alpine Bank offers low cost loan programs to help you enact these energy efficienct solutions. Let’s say you want to replace all of the windows in your home- well, that’s an expensive investment for most. Through Alpine Bank you apply for this loan product
These are but a few ways you can lower your utilities, improve your home ownership experience, add value to your home, increase the comfort of your home and reduce your environmental footprint by living in a more energy efficient home.
Who doesn’t like seeing their utility bills go down, down, down?!