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Old 10-23-2019, 04:15 PM   #7647 (permalink)
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Well, we do have efficiency requirements in building codes, and they continue to increase the efficiency in those codes.

Utilities already bake in efficiency improvements into the bill and offer incentives for replacing inefficient stuff, or improving insulation.

I got a "free home efficiency inspection", some low flow showerheads, LED bulbs, and $50 for buying a smart thermostat.

Recently I purchased a FLIR camera, so I'll be inspecting my home soon. Perhaps utilities should have loaner FLIR cameras that they ship to people with prepaid return shipping.

EDIT: Just realized this thread went 2 years with just 2 posts, and now it won't go 2hrs without a post. Good discussions here. I've learned a lot since my original post even if I haven't significantly changed my opinion yet.
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