This might be surprising, but homes today use on average 37 percent more energy today than they did in 1980. As large as this increase is, it could be a lot higher if not for technology innovation in energy efficiency and federal energy conservation standards.
From heating and cooling to electronics and appliances, it takes a lot of energy to power our daily lives, and as demands continue to rise, energy-efficient technology needs to keep pace.
Thanks to breakthroughs by the Department of Energy’s 17 National Laboratories, industry, and academia, the equipment we use in our homes is actually more energy-efficient than ever before, saving consumers money and slashing carbon pollution. Soon these technologies will also be more cost-effective and smarter as a result of a project supported by the Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office.
Some key advancements in home energy-saving are:
- Smarter, More Connected Homes
- Ultra-efficient Heat Pumps
- Carbon-fighting Clothes Dryers
- Magnetic Refrigerators
- Advanced Window Controls
- Next-gen Insulation
- Reflective Roofing Materials
- Brighter, Better Lighting
Visit Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon to read more about these energy-saving advancements. You can also visit the Energy Department to learn what advancing building technologies are improving the energy efficiency and comfort of American homes and businesses. Also, check out Energy Saver for more ways to save energy and money at home.
Home Energy-Saving Professional Contractors
If you’d like more information on how you can minimize energy consumption while making your home more comfortable and affordable all year round, then contact Energy Geeks for a free home-energy savings consultation. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive and efficient solutions to reduce energy use in your home.