Green Collar BLOG
April 20, 2021

Energy Efficiency at Home: What You Need to Know

Save energy and save money by increasing the energy efficiency of your home!

You’ve probably heard the term thrown around a lot, but what is energy efficiency and why does it matter? Does your home’s energy use really affect you? And are there really low-cost ways to solve problems with energy efficiency in your home? The answers are here! 

What exactly is energy efficiency, anyway?

So, just what does it mean to have an energy-efficient home? To put it simply, it means using less energy to get the same job done. Same house, less waste. (Score!) Your home is like an ecosystem, with many parts operating together to make it comfortable and… well, homey. Those systems, from appliances and electronics to heating and cooling, use energy. And if it’s being wasted, you’re probably experiencing that in a real way.

Not sure what is energy efficient at home and what needs to be addressed? If you’re in central or western Massachusetts, schedule a no-cost Home Energy Assessment with Green Collar to begin making your home more energy-efficient. Call us at 413-409-6816 right now!

How does an inefficient house affect me?

In brief, a more energy-efficient home can help you:

  • Improve Comfort.
  • Save Money.
  • Conserve Energy.

Many homes use more energy than they really need, through inefficiency and waste. Depending on which of your home’s systems are least energy-efficient, that might look like a less comfortable home. Think temperature changes around the house from leaky windows or old insulation. You want the temperature at home to be consistent and comfy.

In addition to having a very real impact on your everyday comfort at home, energy inefficiency can hit where it hurts by going after your wallet. Yep, we mean high energy bills. Everything that consumes energy at home has a cost, and efficiency matters when it comes time to pay the bill. You could save 5-30% on your energy bill by making efficiency upgrades identified on your home energy audit.

And, as we are all members of a community, energy waste can look like a negative environmental impact that hurts us all and has real health consequences.

Energy efficiency really does affect you. Green Collar can help!  Schedule your no-cost Assessment online or call 413-409-6816.

You can address your home’s efficiency at a low cost!

Green Collar is a proud Mass Save Partner. The Mass Save program is an initiative that promotes energy efficiency through its wide range of services, rebates and incentives, training, and information. Those rebates and incentives are no joke, and Green Collar will help you learn what you can qualify for. You can learn more about Mass Save here, or just contact Green Collar to hear all about it and set up your free Energy Assessment.

A home energy assessment will help you pinpoint where your unique home is losing energy and how you can start to save money. In addition to learning from you, the homeowner, about problems you’ve identified, we will use a whole toolbag to look closely at the house from outside-in to find the trouble spots. And that won’t cost you a thing! Contact us to schedule your assessment today 413-409-6816.