Everybody knows that a more energy and water efficient home is a good thing, but how many of us really have the time to figure out how to make it all happen? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just pick up the phone and call someone, have them come out and evaluate your home, give you a customized list of recommendations, and then sell and install all of the items you need to accomplish your goals?
Well, if you are in the U.S., now you can*. For $99, New Leaf America will come to your home and do an efficiency audit. When they are done, they will give you a customized report, as well as a DVD full of helpful home efficiency tips. They also give you a customized list of recommended products, including things such a bulbs, smart power strips and low-flow faucet adapters. Best of all? They provide free** installation for anything you purchase through them.
They also have a free online lighting energy calculator that helps you determine how much you will save from switching from incandescent to high efficiency bulbs. Even if you’re not looking to switch your bulbs out yet, it’s fun to play with just to see what a difference a little wattage can do!
If you are in a country outside of the United States, and know of a similar service, please let us know in the comments section. We are always interested in finding out what is available world wide.
*Currently New Leaf America has service available in California, Arizona and Utah, but they will continue to train new auditors and expand into additional states soon. Contact them for more information.
** Sorry! That was my error. There is a charge for installation, although it is quite reasonable. Pricing varies by project.