Simple adjustments to your home can greatly improve energy efficiency, reduce utility bills and increase your quality of life.
This article is sponsored by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), an independent, nonprofit organization based in San Diego that serves as an unbiased resource on energy issues for individuals, businesses, organizations, public agencies and local governments. Learn more about CCSE at energycenter.org.
These days, a lot of California households are becoming more energy efficient to save money on their utility bills. But did you know that retrofitting your home with efficient systems and renewable energy technologies can also improve your family's quality of life and reduce their allergies?
Thanks to Energy Upgrade California, a statewide environmental initiative that aims to improve the energy efficiency of 13 million residences by 2020, homeowners can qualify for significant rebates when overhauling their home's energy system. What's even better is that many Californians who have completed the upgrade are experiencing significant health benefits.
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"The program promotes a whole house performance approach that focuses on the many different elements within a home that affect energy use, how they interact and influence health and safety,” said Jack Clark, home retrofit programs manager for the California Center for Sustainable Energy. “San Diego homeowners now have more options than ever to increase comfort while saving money on utility bills.”
Still not convinced you should replace that heater and upgrade the insulation in your attic? Then consider the following case studies: