Part of the USA Network out of Redding, California, the Record Searchlight news organization recently showcased the “Nerd Chick” adventures of Andrea Eldridge and Heather Neal. In their piece entitled “Tech Tools To Whip Your Home Into Shape,” Eldridge and Neal shined a spotlight on the free energy-saving, app available from HomeSelfe.
This nerd duo describe the no-cost home audit app as taking a “selfie” of your house to find where it’s weaknesses are from an energy consumption standpoint. After installing the app on your iOS or Android device, it takes you on a tour of your home and points out where your house could be leaching energy and causing higher utility bills.
Quickly and Efficiently
According to these experts, it only takes about five minutes to tour your home (or longer since you can go at your own pace) and receive the tool’s recommendations. The app will then grade your home on it’s energy efficiency with a report and offer suggestions on making some money-saving improvements. If your home needs some major upgrades, it will connect you with local, qualified contractors that can complete these more complex repairs. The app will also give information on rebate programs and discounts available when replacing major appliances.
Some of the recommendations offered can be relatively simple, inexpensive and easily performed by the majority of homeowners. Perhaps your home could benefit from replacing outdated lighting with more energy efficient models or adding some weatherstripping and insulation that could help to trap valuable heat and cooling inside your home.
To read their advice in it’s entirety, be sure to visit the Record Searchlight website. See if this tool and its recommendations can help you to curb your home’s energy costs. Since it’s free and only takes about five minutes, it will be worth your time to give it a try.