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RESIDENTIAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT

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* "Other" represents an array of household products, including stoves, ovens, microwaves,
   and small appliances. Individually, these products account for no more than about 2%
   of a household's energy bills.

SOURCE : US EnergyStar program  http://www.energystar.gov/

You should invest in energy efficiency in relation to where your energy dollars
are spent for the best return on investment (ROI)

EnergyStar - home energy benchmarking tool available on line
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_improvement.hm_improvement_index_tools

EnergyStar Qualified Products
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.

 

See the 10/9/05 Akron Beacon Journal feature story on
residential energy management challenges and opportunities

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   HOME ENERGY SAVER - ON LINE CALCULATOR

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 RESIDENTIAL - Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) - Simple Payback Periods

 Return on Investment (ROI) = 1 divided by payback period

RESIDENTIAL      SIMPLE     PAYBACK     PERIOD (YEARS)
Energy Conservation Measure (EC) SHORTEST LONGEST AVERAGE
Air Leaks - small (sealed) 1 2 2
Air Leaks - large  (sealed) 1 2 2
Duct work (sealed) 1 2 2
Programmable thermostat 1 2 2
Insulation - water heater 1 2 2
Showerhead - water saving 1 3 2
Heating system - tune up 1 3 2
Insulation - floors 2 5 4
Insulation - ceiling 3 7 5
Landscape - shading 7 10 9
Insulation - walls 6 12 9
Heating system - replacement 5 20 13
Window - replacement 15 30 23

 

HOME ENERGY SAVINGS TIPS: https://dealhack.com/energy-efficiency-guide-save-money-home