Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Give Yourself an Earth Day Gift: An Energy Audit

OK, so it's Earth Day again and you're asking yourself this question, "What about me?!" I know, it's soooo difficult to give up even one day of self-indulgence and consumption. That's why I'm here to tell you how you can do something for the Earth AND its most important inhabitant--you! It's true, and it will even leave you with enough cash to get those extra accessories on the 2010 Prius you're going to buy yourself NEXT Earth Day.

What is this magical gift that keeps on giving you ask? It's called a home energy audit, and it's something you can do for yourself, or if you have a little extra cash and not much time, you can hire someone to do it for you. Done right, this simple exploration of your home's energy profile will identify all the ways you can save energy, save money, and lower your carbon profile. Some localities are even considering subsidizing these audits, and the energy efficiency improvements you discover while doing an audit.

So do yourself and our planet a favor this earth day. Set a time or make an appointment for your home energy audit--you'll be richer for the experience.

Check out these resources to learn more about home energy audits:

Energy Star
Daily Green's DIY Home Energy Audit
Energy Auditing Tips

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