If you’ve noticed that your house is drafty, or if, like a neighbor of mine, you got a letter from PG&E that says your house uses the most energy on the block, you might want to check into getting a home energy audit. Fifty-six percent of energy produced in the US is wasted and many energy inefficiency issues can be fixed by the homeowner once diagnosed. There are several things you can do to make your house more efficient, saving you money and saving the planet energy.
Companies in the bay area offering home energy audits:
There are several smaller things around the house we can do to make our daily lives more energy efficient: turn off out lights, change our bulbs to CFLs, unplug unused electronics, install a programmable thermostat, install a timer on our lawn sprinklers, take shorter showers and a hundred more things; but I also believe that larger steps like whole-house energy audits, solar and wind power and wide-range alternative energy use is essential for this country to move forward and prosper in the coming decades.