Earth Month Tip: Try Energy Star’s Home Energy Yardstick
Energy Star’s Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home’s annual energy use compared to similar homes. Plug in a few details about your home to get your home’s energy score and learn how to improve your score and cut carbon pollution.
By answering a few basic questions about your home, you can learn:
- Your home’s Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 1 to 10);
- Insights into how much of your home’s energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water;
- Links to guidance from Energy Star on how to increase your home’s score, improve comfort, and lower utility bills; and
- An estimate of your home’s annual carbon emissions.
With recommendations from Energy Star, you can save as much as 20% annually on your energy bills and cut carbon pollution.
More tips: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/actonclimate/
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