Rebates and Ideas for Homes Built between 1980 and 1999
If your home was built sometime between 1980 and 1999, you may be the benefactor of better energy codes for residential structures that debuted in the '80s. But even though energy efficiency became a new priority for builders during that period, a home that is 20 to 30 years old may still have a lot to gain from improvements to energy efficiency technology—particularly when it comes to appliances, insulation, air sealing, windows, heating systems and lighting.
Consider ENERGY STAR® qualified products when you decide to (or have to) upgrade appliances, water heaters or your home's heating system. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs can help you achieve energy savings of up to 75 percent on your lighting.
Some insulation upgrades may also be appropriate for a home of this age; by filling empty cavities in your attic and around your ductwork and pipes, insulation acts as a blanket for your home and preserves the heat that you pay to produce. Insulation is usually the most cost-effective, energy-efficient investment in terms of value gained per dollar spent.
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