Survey Shows What Has Overtaken Heating And Cooling As The Leading Energy Consumer In Our Homes - House Doctors President Tells How Home Improvements Can Help?

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Survey shows energy consumption for heating and cooling in homes has steadily declined over the last 10 years however energy consumption by appliances, electronics, lighting and water heating has increased. House Doctors President tells how home improvements can help.

Weatherization, home improvements that make you money, energy efficiency

House Doctors President Jim Hunter says home improvements in energy efficiency can lead to home owners saving money.

Across the country House Doctors network of technicians regularly work on weatherization, home repairs and energy efficiency home improvement projects for customers.

Data from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) shows energy consumption in homes has steadily declined over the last 10 years and that appliances, electronics, lighting and water heating have now overtaken home heating and cooling as the number one energy consumer in our households so can home improvements help?

Energy consumption varies across the country and you can check the average consumption in 16 States through the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) The survey also shows that newer homes consume about the same energy as older ones although they are as much as 30% larger.

Jim Hunter President of House Doctors the National home improvement company said, "Declining energy consumption is great news and the number one energy consumer in homes may have changed but many homes are still energy inefficient, especially the older ones and improving energy efficiency through home improvements definitely makes a difference. Across the country House Doctors network of technicians regularly work on weatherization, home repairs and energy efficiency home improvement projects for customers."

The US energy Information Administration administers the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) to a nationally representative sample of housing units. Specially trained interviewers collect energy characteristics on the housing unit, usage patterns, and household demographics. The RECS gathers information through personal interviews with a nationwide sample of homes and energy suppliers.

The detailed information in the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) covers many areas of interest:

  • Overall energy use, electricity use, and expenditures.
  • Residential consumption by end use (air conditioning, heating, appliances).
  • Main heating fuel.
  • Use of cooling equipment.
  • Housing types and year of construction.
  • Numbers of TVs and refrigerators.

Hunter continued, "Unlike many other remodeling projects, energy efficiency home improvements can actually save you money. While we continue to find ways to consume energy and increase costs, improving your homes energy efficiency could mean you saving hundreds of dollars in energy costs every year."

About House Doctors:

For more than 15 years, House Doctors, a 90-plus-unit professional handyman and home improvement service, has brought homeowners and commercial property owners high standards of customer service, reliability, and quality workmanship. Every House Doctors location is independently owned and operated. Today, House Doctors continues to expand throughout the United States by offering franchise opportunities.

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