Why Energy Efficiency Must Come First!
Recently I wrote about residential solar energy at home. I received a great comment from one of our viewers about the importance of home energy efficiency before investing in solar. What a great point to make!
The easy fix to home energy savings is not just to go out and slap some solar panels all over your roof and expect to eliminate your utility bills. Think about it, if your current home energy consumption exceeds an energy efficient rate, then energy from a residential solar power system will not be able to meet your needs.
Look at it this way:
Energy Consumption > Solar Energy Production = Big Investment Mistake
The best investment you can make early on in your home energy savings quest, is to take some small steps with do-it-yourself home improvement projects.
There is no better way to understanding exactly waht solar energy will cost you and how to take the steps necessary to making your home more energy efficient than through and e-course called Free Energy Made Easy.
Why don't you have wind or solar power at home yet? Is it because you think its too expensive?
If you've tried to price any "stand-alone" systems, you know what I'm talking about. Wind and solar power systems cost 00 and the price just rises from there. Free Energy Made Easy hands you the information you need to get the same results but for a tiny fraction of the price.
Besides learning the ins and outs of solar energy at home, Understanding Home Energy
is a must. Once you know just how home and wher your home uses it's energy, saving it will be a whole lot easier. Conducting a home nergy Audit
is an easy to do diy home improvement project.
As mentioned in a previouse post one of the other ways of making your home more energy efficient is through Air Sealing
your home. A properal air sealed home creates a thermal envelope which effectively conceals and distributes the heat in your home. Some of of the locations that need to be considered air sealing include the attic, the basement, and outside walls. Older homes especially need to be looked over and air sealed properly.
No matter what your home energy saving goals are, do not make a drastic decision to go forward with a huge investment in solar or wind energy without know your home first.