Over time, the interior and exterior of buildings can have moisture problems (e.g. mold) which can severely erode the building structure and also lead to serious occupant health problems or building-related illnesses.
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Older building can have materials that are potentially poisonous. When the materials and building structure degrade, it can lead to serious occupant health problems or building-related illnesses.
Left unaddressed, pests (mice, squirrels or other rodents, termites, bats, etc.) can destroy materials and the overall building structure. Pests can also lead to serious occupant health problems or building-related illnesses.
Electric dryers are much more expensive to run than gas ones, but they reduce carbon.
Based on your rate, you should switch to a time of use plan, where prices vary by time of the day (higher during the afternoon / early evening, lower during other times). This rate is for customers that have some flexibility about when they use electricity.
With too little foundation insulation, a lot of heat escapes your home through your foundation in the winter, and/or a lot of coolness escapes in the summer. This can be easily prevented by putting insulation around the foundation of your house. This is a relatively inexpensive and unintrusive measure to undertake.
A thorough water analysis on your property will provide you with the detailed information you need to properly evaluate your options. That information will increase the level of confidence for actions you may be considering, will provide a better understanding of your system, as well as provide specific information for you and professionals.
A micro-irrigation system that replaces a high-pressure, impact-type, 50+ psi sprinkler irrigation system will reduce water consumption and pressure requirements.
Solar pool covers minimize water evaporation and significantly reduce heat loss, while capturing significant heat from sunshine. Pools with solar covers will both raise the temperature of the pool themselves (often by tens of degrees), and retain the energy of any pool heater in use (thereby saving on any associated heating costs).
Traditional incandescent light bulbs consume a lot of electricity; wasting much of it. This is especially true in large spaces with large numbers of occupants. Newer bulbs, such as Compact Fluorescent Lights ("CFLs") consume one fifth of the energy used by traditional bulbs. Switching to CFL bulbs is one of the lowest cost ways to get huge savings on your electricity bill.