The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
Collectively, American homes use an estimated 22 percent of the country’s energy. But much of that energy is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or inefficient heating and cooling systems. When we waste energy, we are also wasting money.
By improving your home’s energy efficiency, you can significantly reduce the size of your energy bill. From sealing air leaks in your home and replacing traditional lights with energy efficient bulbs to installing new windows and buying Energy Star® appliances, there are plenty of steps you take to save energy. But where do you start?
Join us on Thursday, September 13 at 11 a.m. ET, for a live Twitter chat on home energy efficiency. The Energy Department’s David Lee, Supervisor for the Residential Building Technologies Program, and Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the Residential Building Technologies Program, will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home.
You can submit your home energy efficiency questions, tips and advice to David Lee and Sam Rashkin in advance of the event through email, Twitter or Facebook, by:
- Sending an email to email@example.com;
- Tweeting your question to @Energy using #askEnergy; or
- Leaving a comment on Facebook at Facebook.com/energygov.
Join us this Thursday to discuss how you can reduce your energy bill, and check out the new EnergySaver.gov for energy saving tips and advice.