In the world of residential energy use, there are two primary methods to reduce your utility costs. The first is energy-efficient equipment. Upgrading air conditioning units, water heaters and lighting can save you valuable money.
There are many television shows currently featuring people buying homes in a variety of locations. Many times, it is a second or vacation home. People most often have a very specific budget available for this type of home. I watch as they look through multiple homes in the effort to find the one that will fit their budget and be just right for their family.
Water heating costs are second only to air conditioning costs here in Florida. There are many different ways to heat your water including standard gas and electric tank water heaters. Moving up in the electric water heating world, the heat pump water heater is their best offering. In the gas world, the tankless water heater is the best.
On a natural gas water heater, the thermostat is generally exposed, and there is no danger in adjusting your dial. Most dials do not have numbers.
The second definition of integrity is, “The state of being whole or undivided.” That definition can be applied to many areas, but I like to apply it to energy use. This concept is extremely helpful to people to understand how…