Improving the energy efficiency of your home can be done in ways that enable you to achieve additional goals:
- Improve indoor comfort and air quality.
- Reduce your energy costs and provide a tax-free return on your investment
- Improve the resale value of your home
- Make your home a safer shelter from outdoor air pollution
- Reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses
- Reduce the potential for mold damage to your health and home
- Reduce our nation’s costly imports of oil and natural gas from Africa, Canada, OPEC, Russia, Venezuela, etc.
- Reduce potential for freezing of water pipes during a winter power outage
- Reduce emissions of nitrous oxides, mercury, lead, sulfur, and other unhealthy substances from the combustion of fuels.
Will you be prepared if oil and natural gas price increases really are serious, certain and soon?
You can reduce energy costs and improve air quality in your home. Use a ventilation system to bring in fresh filtered air, seal air leaks in the building’s envelope, and control indoor air pressure. This will discourage mold growth, improve comfort, and improve energy efficiency. It will also make your home a safer shelter if a terrorist, or an accident, releases chemical, biological or radiological agents in your area.
We cannot all do great things, but we can each do small things with love.
— Mother Theresa