Before contacting a paid consultant, it is prudent to first
do some simple, inexpensive things to reduce your energy bills.
Install Compact Fluorescent bulbs throughout your home.
Pick up a copy and read
Consumer Guide to Home Energy
Savings and do the recommended energy saving strategies outlined
in their Home Energy Checklist. The older versions actually list the
most efficient appliances in each catagory (available thru used book sellers).
Income eligible homeowners should contact their local Weatherization Program
for free audits and improvements. In Livingston County, go to
Check the local papers for coupons for Free "Home Comfort & Energy
Assessment" audits. This is not an endorsement, and I'm sure they will try
to sell you something, but the report will give you a great starting point
on prioritizing your energy saving strategies.
If you have done the above and you are ready to save more, especially
if you are going to build, please give me a call!