How to Save Energy
TOM: If your local utility has been sending you promos for energy efficient improvements, take the hint. You could receive big savings in the year ahead. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Most municipal utilities understand the importance of energy efficiency. And they offer incentives to help trim costs and improve your home.
LESLIE: Take appliances for starters. Replacing an old fridge, ancient dryer or aging water heater can get you a purchase rebate and lower your monthly bills.
TOM: Making a complete switch to LED bulbs can also yield rebates along with an 80% increase in lighting efficiency. And installing energy star qualified fixtures like ceiling fans can add to the positive spin.
LESLIE: Finally, if your utility offers free in-home energy audits – sign up! A qualified energy specialist can help you understand how you’re using energy now and offer specific recommendations to help you cut costs in the future. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.