Greening Your Home

September 5, 2008

Did you know it’s not hard? When I think of greening my home, I think I need special equipment, like solar panels or a windmill…but according to this video, you can reduce your home’s energy consumption by 40 to 50% with simple changes like:

1. Testing the envelope of the home
2. Testing the ducts (the average home loses 30% of its heated air to leaks)
3. Adding insulation
4. Lighting: switching to CFL bulbs
5. Updating the furnace

Watch the PG&E Expert explain it here.


One Response to “Greening Your Home”

  1. Jay Says:

    I am not very handy around the house with do-it-yourself type of projects and construction and so forth, so I am constantly calling professionals to come to the house and fix this or that. It is getting kind of expensive, and in these tough economic times I need to start learning how to do some of this stuff.

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