Looking to learn detailed information about where your home might leak energy?
A new and improved energy calculator has been provided by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the Department of Energy. This new tool is hip and has a bunch of great bells and whistles.
To use the calculator, plug in your zip code and select the appropriate rate for your local utility. Dominion Virginia Power is already listed as an option for you.
You can enter basic information about your home or go on a scavenger hunt around your house. The more detailed the data, the more accurate information the calculator will output.
Also on the site LBL.gov is information about general consumers’ energy consumption in their learn section. They provide a breakdown of residential energy costs such as 41% of bills go to heating and cooling while 12% goes to water heating, etc.
Have fun with the new calculator and learning about your home!
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