World energy consumption has risen 45% since 1980 and it is projected to be 70% higher by 2030!
A simple and powerful idea: use conservation and natural resources more productively and efficiently… it’s both profitable and better for the environment. Over the next few weeks, each of the Selman Home Inspection newsletters will focus on energy saving tips. Here is the first of our six part series on saving energy;
1.Set your thermostat comfortably low in the winter and comfortably high in the summer. Install a programmable thermostat that is compatible with your heating system and program it around your family’s schedule.
2.Use compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout your home.
3.Air dry or hand dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
4.Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.
5.Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power).
6.Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 115° F. According to today’s Texas Standards of Practice, water temperatures over 120° F are considered a safety hazard.
7.Take short showers instead of baths.
8.Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
9.Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on home appliances and products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Selman Home Inspection provides free “RecallChek” with every home inspection, FOR LIFE! During each home inspection, we gather the model numbers from the appliances and run them through the RecallChek system. Then a separate report is emailed to our valued client which identifies any possible recalls on those appliances. As our clients buy new appliances, they can enter these model numbers and check them on their own! This is just one of the many benefits of choosing a home inspection from Selman Home Inspections.