One reason for high energy bills is an increase in the price of electricity or heating fuel. And we’ve all experienced a jump in our bills during exceptionally harsh winters and summers.
However, it is common to trace high energy bills to an inefficient component (windows, heating and cooling equipment, ducts insulation) of your home or a failure of one of these components to perform as intended. It is not always easy to pin-point the problem, but fixing it can make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable — and your energy bills lower.
And there are plenty of rebates, tax incentives and financing options that
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“We didn’t give much thought to energy efficiency when we bought the house, but almost immediately we knew something was wrong when we got our winter heating bills. We’ve now got a house that doesn’t just look good — it feels good. And the cost savings will really add up. I’d rather be in my home enjoying a good glass of wine and filet mignon than wasting my money on high utility bills.” –
–Virginia Home Performance with ENERGY STAR homeowner