Every homeowner has a herd of hogs whether they've ever visited a farm or not. Energy hogs, that is.
The biggest energy hogs are water heaters, HVAC systems, major appliances and lights. If any of these items in your home have a little age on them and you've not been giving them regular maintenance, you may be losing up to 50 percent of your energy efficiency.
The good news is that you can put your energy hogs on a diet without breaking the bank as you evaluate how to budget for some of the more expensive ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
Low-ticket ways to go green:
Higher ticket ways to go green:
Once you have decided it's time to go green do your research to find contractors that are green One way to tell is they will have Green Seal Certification and a good, local reputation for doing good work.