A substantial aspect in today’s purchasing decisions is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR voluntary labeling program that was launched in the year 1992. Year after year consumers and program partners buy as many as 320 million energy efficient products that lessen utility bills by as much as over $31 billion. “When compared to appliances that are ten years old, with ENERGY STAR you can save almost 50% on your energy bill,” he highlights. This is the second tip for saving energy – Hiles completely endorses renters’ and buyers’ demands of the latest ENERGY STAR rated appliances.
Marcus Hiles recognizes traditional roofing insulation as the main cause of high cooling needs in summers when air conditioning needs to work overtime. Such a house roof absorbs the sun’s strong energy, and then turns the attic and air ducts hot, which causes the cooling costs to go up majorly. He clarifies that highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels fixed in the attic reflect heat, therefore reducing up to 97 percent of heat transfer from the base of the roof. “This third trick will keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler.” he adds.