WellHome's Blog for Homeowners Offers Advice for Energy Efficient Living: Lighting: Compact Fluorescent Lights
As a homeowner or future home-buyer you may question what are some of the basic sustainable concepts that you could incorporate into your dwelling to benefit the environment and also your wallet. A WellHome blog called Andy vs. Randy encourages the understanding of home energy efficiency. Andy and Randy are two fictitious home owners and the site uses calculations and assumptions of the average use of energy in Mid-Atlantic States’ homes to show what can be saved by making your home more efficient. Andy is the green, sustainable home while Randy is the traditional home. They break home efficiency into four categories: Lighting: Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) vs. 75W Incandescent bulbs Windows: Double-pane, energy-star rated vs. old, single-pane (not energy rated) windows HVAC: New units with a high SEER rating of 15 vs. an older unit with a low SEER rating of 8. Insulati...