Energy costs keep rising, but homeowners still need the same things that take energy — washing machines, electric lights, heat in the winter and cooling in the summer.

There are two ways to handle this problem: energy conservation and energy efficiency.

Conservation and efficiency: What’s the difference?

With energy conservation, your sweltering hot in the summer and put on an extra slayers of clothes in the winter, because your trying to save money on your energy bills.

With energy efficiency, you use less energy to get the same result — buying a ductless mini split system that uses less energy to maintain the same amount of cooling units, for example, or better window glass to improve heat retention.

Why saving energy is important

Global efforts could not only have an impact on the world’s climate, they could lower energy bills, help keep the air clean, increase U.S. business competitiveness, and lower the carbon footprint.

Learn more about using energy efficiently with an energy audit or call 860.238.3112 to schedule a free home consultation today.