If you have goals of saving energy, saving money, and even saving the planet, there is one thing you can do that checks all three boxes at once!

In order to reduce your carbon footprint and lower monthly costs associated with high energy usage, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recommends finding a team of certified home energy experts to perform a detailed home energy audit so that you can learn about what changes you can make to increase energy efficiency.

Here are three ways that a HomeWorks Energy Home Energy Assessment can help you keep your money from blowing out your door with the next cold and gusty draft.

Energy-Efficient Insulation

Is your house cold? Do you have an older home that struggles to retain warmth in the winter? Heating and cooling account for 50-70% of energy usage in the average American home which is why properly insulating your home can make such a big difference on your monthly energy usage. Many homes today are not insulated to the recommended levels by the U.S. DOE, which uses climate zones to determine the best energy efficient insulation solution for your home. A HomeWorks Energy no-cost Home Energy Assessment will show you how your current insulation R-value (measure of resistance to heat flow) stands up to today’s recommendations. Once you complete a Home Energy Assessment with HomeWorks Energy, you are eligible for 75% off new energy efficient insulation through the Mass Save® program.

Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer

Are you used to the constant whir of the washer and dryer in your home? Depending on the size of your household, it might seem like you never get to the bottom of your laundry pile. Did you know that newer, more energy-efficient clothes dryers use 20% less energy than older models? Even if your appliances seem to work just fine, you might be surprised at what a home energy expert will tell you about their impact on your home energy usage. While you’re waiting for your HomeWorks Energy Home Energy Assessment, switch your temperature setting from hot to warm; it can cut a load’s energy in half! According to energy.gov, washing your clothes with cold water, air drying when possible, and switching loads while the dryer is still warm are all ways to save energy while you’re doing laundry.

Energy-Saving Lights

By now you have probably heard how one Energy Star-certified LED light bulb uses up to 90% less energy than old incandescent bulbs, but what about light fixtures? Energy-efficient light bulbs are most effective when they are installed in energy efficient light fixtures. According to the U.S. DOE, “Energy Star-certified light fixtures use 70–90% less energy, produce about 70% less heat than traditional models using incandescent light bulbs, and last about 15–25 times longer.” With a HomeWorks Energy Home Energy Assessment, a professional will replace all of your old incandescent bulbs with energy-saving LED light bulbs at no cost. If every U.S. household replaced just one light bulb with an energy-efficient light bulb, it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, save more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. Now that’s saving energy, saving money, and saving the planet!

Winter is right around the corner, and for many homeowners, that means consuming a lot of energy in order to keep your home comfortable. If you want to save energy and save money this season, but aren’t sure how to reduce energy consumption at home, a HomeWorks Energy Home Energy Assessment can give you the insight and resources you need to start saving. It will help you increase your home’s comfort, save money on energy consumption, reduce your carbon footprint by saving energy, and understand how your home uses energy.

Insulation, laundry, and lightbulbs are only the start of what a HomeWorks Energy Home Energy Assessment entails. With the full assessment, you will not only learn about the energy efficiency of your home and receive recommendations, but you’ll get energy-saving devices such as a programmable thermostat, energy-efficient shower heads, LED light bulbs, and advanced power strips at no cost on the day of your assessment. Once your assessment is complete, you’ll also be eligible for rebates, incentive programs, and discounts to make your home more energy efficient such as the 0% financing Mass Save® HEAT Loan.

Start saving by scheduling your no-cost HomeWorks Energy Home Energy Assessment today! Click here to set up your virtual or in-person assessment, or call 781-305-3319 to save your spot over the phone. It’s easy and there’s no cost to you! This is just the start of the impact you can make on the environment, beginning right at home.