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Making Your Home Energy Efficient

1/25/2024

Making Your Home Energy Efficient

1. Upgrade your showerheads
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends using showerheads with the WaterSense label. These efficient shower heads can save approximately 2,700 gallons of water and 330-kilowatt hours of electricity per family. That's enough electricity to power a house for 11 days!

2. Swap your light bulbs

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED lightbulbs use 75% less energy than traditional lightbulbs. Swapping your lightbulbs is an easy fix to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your electric bill.

3. Insulate your windows

Keep the heat in your house this winter by insulating your windows. There are many energy-efficient window coverings and attachments for the interior and exterior of your window. Learn more about different options for insulating your windows from the U.S. Department of Energy.

4. Time for new appliances

Is it time for new appliances? When shopping around to upgrade your appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR® label that designates an energy-efficient model. Don't skip over reading the EnergyGuide label which will tell you the estimated yearly electricity consumption and operating cost. 

5. Replace your heating/cooling systems

Heating/cooling systems typically use the most energy in your home which can drive up your electricity costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, upgrading your heating/cooling systems can save around 30% on your energy bill. There are many different options when it comes to choosing a new energy-efficient heating/cooling system. Check out Efficiency Maine's Home Heating Cost Calculator to estimate the cost of each option.

6. Earn an Efficiency Maine Rebate

When you upgrade your home to be more energy efficient, you may qualify to earn a rebate from Efficiency Maine. Check out their website for additional information on rebates and other incentives offered by Efficiency Maine.

7. Get Started with an Energy Loan!

Making your home more energy efficient isn't just an investment in your home, it's an investment in your lifestyle. An energy-efficient home means putting money back in your pocket. Get started with an energy loan today. Our loan team is here to help.

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Disclaimer: Any reference made in this blog to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by Connected Credit Union of the product, process, or service, or its producer or provider.



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