Consumption and energy savings in the home and office

There are two important reasons why we must reduce the consumption of electricity, one is that by avoiding high energy consumption we help to reduce greenhouse gases, and with it the consequences of climate change. The other is purely economic, consuming less electricity, the bill to be paid will be lower.

At present, it is essential to use strategy as a mechanism to solve our personal and business problems, so it is necessary to design a strategy to avoid high consumption of electricity, both at home and in the office.

Make an energy assessment in your home.

This evaluation will let you know the efficiency level of your heating and cooling systems and where in your house you are wasting energy – for example, air leaks, or in attics or ducts with low insulation. Your energy company may offer free or low-cost assessments, or they may be able to recommend a local company or organization to do so. Ask for recommendations at the state or local government energy office or air conditioning office, or visit to find other sources of information.

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A professional evaluation done with special equipment, such as air pressure devices and infrared cameras could cost you hundreds of dollars. Before choosing a company, be sure to look for several references, and verify the reputation of the company with your local consumer protection agency. Have the auditor use an air pressure device to check for leaks and perform inspections with a thermographer, or hire another company to do so. Your evaluation should include specific recommendations that can be implemented.

Seal the air leaks that it detects around the doors and windows and in the entrance openings of the conduits and cables. Check the caulking and weather stripping to check that there are no separation spaces or cracks