At Homefix Corporation, we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of energy efficiency. It's true, saving energy is a great thing, but maybe you are not quite sure just what is wrong with the opposite situation. So what exactly are homeowners in an inefficient home missing out on?
1. You're losing money.
One of the luxuries of modern living is the heating and cooling system that many homeowners are familiar with. Setting the thermostat to the appropriate temperature allows you to essentially "set it and forget it". An inefficient home will leak the heat or cool air that your heating or cooling system produces, which means you need to pay for the electricity to continually replenish it.
It's the same as trying to fill a bathtub. If you don't plug the drain, you will never be able to turn the faucet off, if you want to keep the tub full of water. You will pay for a lot more water than it actually takes to just fill the tub.
With an inefficient home, you pay for a lot more electricity than you should need.
2. You don't get the results that you should.
If your heating system has been running constantly, your home should at least be warm, right?
In the bathtub analogy, if you run the faucet constantly without plugging the drain, it is likely that your bathtub will never be completely full. The same is true with your home. If your home is leaking heat, you may notice cold spots, drafts, or that the temperature is never quite as warm as you want it to be. This means that you are essentially paying to use a ton of electricity, while never really being comfortable. It's expensive, and it just doesn't make sense!
3. You're polluting.
Pollution is definitely a bad thing, and if you don't use renewable energy, the electricity used to power your home is causing pollution somewhere. Whether in the form of nuclear waste, or air pollution from burning coal or fossil fuels, the more energy you consume, the more waste your household contributes.
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