Secretary of Energy Steven Chu once remarked, "Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit that is lying on the ground." Not only is it cheap and easy to improve energy efficiency in our homes, the need for energy efficiency is staring us in the face. Our homes, buildings, and daily habits lead to quite a bit of energy waste.
One of the best investments you can make for your home is energy efficiency. Energy efficiency upgrades are great for the environment. They increase the comfort of your home while maintaining its character and decreasing energy costs. Energy efficiency is not just for older homes. Even if your home is relatively new, you could be saving valuable energy and money.
An Essential Solar Complement
As you consider solar energy for your home, include simple energy efficiency measures that reduce your home energy consumption. Going solar while increasing energy efficiency may improve your systems return on investment (ROI). Your solar-powered home will be more comfortable and will require less energy.
Not Ready for Solar?
If you have determined that your home is not currently suitable for solar, improving its energy efficiency can have a positive impact on your pocket book and the environment -- it is the quickest and easiest way to reduce our impact, and it is available to anyone at all income levels.
How Can You Get Started?
Energy efficiency improvements come in many forms, and quite a few can be performed without a contractor. From changing light bulbs, to weather-stripping doors and windows, to working with a home-performance contractor -- there are many things you can do to save money on energy bills and do your part for clean energy! There are also rebates available for energy efficiency improvements which can help save you even more money!
Learn about Energy Efficiency At Home from Utah Clean Energy
Receive an energy audit from Utah Home Performance
Apply for Rocky Mountain Power Rebates
Conserve gas and save money with Questar Gas / Thermwise Rebates
Take the Energy Star Pledge!