Americans are in favor of stronger energy efficiency regulations

Energy efficiency is an issue that more and more people are paying attention to these days, especially since the polar vortex that swept through the country in January is back for a second round this week. Homeowners need to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature, but are on the lookout for ways to help reduce their home's overall energy consumption to keep their bills from skyrocketing. Improving the energy efficiency of the country has been a priority for two senators in particular — Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) — who this week reintroduced their energy bill to the Senate floor. Having a more energy efficient country is something most voters can support.

According to a new poll out from National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), nine out of 10 likely voters support government efforts to create and implement energy efficient programs across the country. The poll surveyed 1,000 potential voters and found that the vast majority want federal and state leaders to address the energy issues that the United States faces, an issue that they believe is important for the nation's future.

"Energy efficiency will continue to play a critical role in our nation's ability to succeed economically, and commonsense energy-efficiency legislation is a win-win that means savings for manufacturers and their communities," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "These results show that consumers from across the political spectrum agree that energy efficiency is a key part of our nation's energy future."

If you are looking to increase the energy efficiency of your own home, schedule an energy audit with Alban Inspections. As a leading home inspection company, we can help you identify the areas of that are wasting unnecessary amounts of energy.