Building Performance: Facts & Tips
- Kansas City gets over 78% of its electricity from coal while the national average is just under 50% according to the EPA’s Power Profiler.
- While the average homeowner may consume 11,000 kWh of electricity a year, the Kansas City Water Services Department consumes over 100 million kWh of energy annually to treat water and wastewater.
- The best way to save on your energy bills is to get an energy audit from a certified professional (Check out our Contractor List). Identifying cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency can be a difficult task. An energy audit will help you focus your dollars on the most energy efficient improvements for your home.
- Weatherizing and insulating your home in the Kansas City area will save more on your heating bills than your cooling bills. In the summer, there may only be a 20 degree temperature difference (70-90 degrees Farenheit) between the outside and inside your home, but during the winter there could be a difference of 40 degrees or more.
- Download information about energy saving at EnergySavers: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home from Energy.gov
- DukeEnergyProgress.com has 100 ways to save energy at home
- The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) also has energy saving tips