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Eliminate vampire power

By Audrey Querns
Filed under: energy

Why? Many of our household appliances, are never fully switched off, but spend most of the time in a standby mode. Even though we are not using them, they use energy to power functions lights and remote sensors.  The clever new name for this energy suck is vampire power.  It can account for as much as 10% of a home’s energy consumption.  Think about everything that leaves some kind of light on when you’re...

Get a home energy audit

By Audrey Querns
Filed under: energy

Why? A certified home energy auditor will analyze your energy bills and examine your house room-by-room, basement to attic, and perform tests to assess leakiness, insulation level, and heating efficiency.   They may also check air quality and the efficiency of your water, lighting, and appliances.  The auditor will then provide you with a report with suggested energy improvements, their estimated costs, and...