The latest information released on energy efficiency may not be great for creators of energy efficient products, or those who invest in it, depending on who you ask. Despite the latest study conducted by Becker Friedman Institute Research Repository highlighting the issue that maybe energy efficiency efforts may not be as cost-effective as some sources have claimed, many still believe these changes can make a difference.
The multiple benefits of energy efficiency include:
- Consumer benefits: Making energy efficient changes in the home is one way to lower the overall cost of bills. Even something as small as making sure windows are shut before an AC is turned on is beneficial for both the environment and your wallet.
- Health and well-being: Having inspections for mold or radon performed in the home can actually save your life.
- Industrial productivity: Changing production of a range of substances and products to reflect energy efficiency is a great way to improve environmental impact and the lives of workers. Implementing energy efficient changes often means it's better for the environment, and in turn, is better for a business.
In terms of the backlash against a recent study concerning the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, it's clear that more needs to be done to effectively study how much of a difference energy efficiency changes are actually making.
One way to ensure you understand how the energy efficiency changes may be impacting your home is by conducting an energy audit. Alban Inspectors are professional experts in terms of energy audits involving heating, insulation and cooling systems. To learn more about how we can help, visit our website.