I know what with the holidays coming and all, the first thing on your brain are these kinds of questions: 

Air ducts exposed to the heat?!? Not very efficient...

Are my air ducts insulated? 

Is my attic? 

Should I replace my fridge?

nasty-looking fridge http://www.kpatrol.org

...but they're saving energy! http://www.diyfail.com

 

What’s the big deal about fluorescent bulbs?

Sucks up electricity!

What kinds of ovens are most efficient?  Should I buy electric again or go  with gas?

Kneeds repare or replaysing

I need a new washing machine…what types are most efficient?

How can I become more ‘green’?   Where can I find out about energy rebates? 

Who can help me?  Where can I turn?

 In an effort to give you a leg up in your quest for energy efficiency, here are some websites that can help provide answers:

Energy Star  http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index   

Energy Star with info for small businesses  http://www.energystar.gov/smallbiz 

U.S. Dept. of Energy Efficiency and Renewabl Energy http://www.energysavers.gov/   

Energy Savers Booklet you can dowload   http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/pdfs/energy_savers.pdf   

American Council for Energy Efficience with info, tips, lists of appliances and their efficiency data http://www.aceee.org/consumer  

Database of State Initiatives for Renewables & Efficiency has a comprehensive listing of incentives, rebates, tax breaks and utility programs  http://dsireusa.org/   

Build It Green:  What does it mean, how does it work?  Many cities are initiating green requirements for new homes, additions and remodel  http://www.builditgreen.org/ 

Would you like to take a more active role promoting ‘green’ in your community?  http://www.greendrinks.org/   

d'oh!

And…if you hire a professional to do upgrades or installation, remember you get what you pay for 😉

Thanks again to www.uglyhousephotos.com for their awesomeness in documenting ‘fail’.

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