On the Energy Front:
Winterize Your Home this Winter to Save Energy
By: Andy Farmer
Virginia Energy Sense conducts survey research each year to capture the latest data about where Virginians stand on saving energy at home. In this year’s research findings, highlighted in our infographic available on our website, we were excited to see that the percentage of Virginians who want to be more energy efficient rose from 22% in 2017 to 30% in 2019!
We hope to see that number continue to climb through 2020 as we seek to help Virginia reach its goal of reducing electric energy consumption by 10 percent below 2006 levels by 2022. That being said, there’s still much to be done. For instance, survey results highlighted that only 23 percent of respondents were aware of incentive programs their utilities and co-ops offer.
As we head into the colder months and the chances of snow and other inclement weather increase, there are things you can do to prepare your home so that energy is not wasted. While your home might feel cozier when the heat is cranked high, doing so may contribute to a higher energy bill. Virginia Energy Sense has compiled a list of easy, cost-effective tips you can implement to reduce your home energy use this winter.
Winter Energy Saving Tips
Visit www.virginiaenergysense.org for more tips, blogs and other resources to help you reduce energy consumption at home during the winter.
Author: Andy Farmer is the manager of Virginia Energy Sense, the Commonwealth’s statewide energy education program under the guidance of the State Corporation Commission (Copyright © 2012 Annandale Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. (Photographs & images, on this page, and on this website, are not available for use by other publications, blogs, individuals, websites, or social media sites.)