Littleton, Colorado- Top Colorado Real Estate Company, Colorado Home Realty has released a new blog on their website, https://coloradohomerealty.com/energy-efficiency/ showcasing an increase in energy efficient homes.
According to the energy efficient Colorado homes blog, a great way to see the increase in energy efficient homes is by looking at annual Btu consumption per square foot. Increase in energy efficiency has fallen from 149,000 Btu in 1970 to 102,000 Btu in 2012, a remarkable 32% decline.
British Thermal Units, referred to as “BTU” is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1degree Fahrenheit. 1 Btu is equal to 252 calories (the metric measurement of heat) and 1055 joules (the metric measurement of energy).
The highly rated Colorado realty company is excited to announce the findings and to be a big part of the efficient home craze in Colorado, where it is the norm to incorporate “green”or energy efficient products and appliances into their homes as well as their lifestyles. Colorado Home Realty has also included a step by step guide in their blog to help folks and families in Colorado learn how they can save money on in-home energy use using no-cost and low cost strategies.
– Turn off all lights, TVs and other energy sucking appliances when they aren’t in use.
-Heating and cooling is half of your annual energy cost, a digital programable thermostat costs less than $100 and an electronic, smart version costs a couple hundred dollars but will save about $200 per year for an average sized home.
-LED (light emitting diode) lights are much better than compact fluorescent bulbs that contain mercury and are an environmental hazard. An LED light uses 85% less energy and will save folks $200 a year.
Insulated Attics can keep your house warmer in winter and cooler in summer with less energy use.
Anyone interested in purchasing or looking for more information on purchasing an energy efficient home is encouraged to contact the top realty company, Colorado Home Realty
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Littleton, CO 80120
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