Mar 162016
 
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Energy efficiency is paramount to anyone who wants to save money every month. Homes that aren’t zipped up tight can cost you more money every month in electricity and natural gas, because they don’t function as efficiently as they should or could. HomeSelfe is an app designed to help you save money every month by allowing you to see where you could improve your home’s energy efficiency.

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation Made Easy

It’s the Year of the Ruehrweins, and we’ve been making the most of it. It’s been such a fun-filled changed from the hum drum we normally do, and we’re all thoroughly enjoying it. To keep enjoying it, my husband and I are continually looking for ways to save money. One of those ways is making sure our home is as energy efficient as possible, so we avoid paying more than we have to each month on heating and cooling.

HomeSelfe is an app designed to help you easily evaluate your homes’ energy inefficiencies and give you solutions on how to change them. What’s great about this app is that rather than having someone come in and charge you a few hundred dollars, you can do it yourself. And you can do it for free. I like free.

How HomeSelfe Works

This fun, easy, and free application was developed in cooperation with local, state, and national public utilities and is designed to give you the best possible energy efficiency audit results for your home and your wallet. With this patent pending app, you can create a digital mock up of your home, and you’re provided with a simple questionnaire which you can answer at your own pace. Once your HomeSelfe is complete, you’ll instantly get a free, easy to understand report providing a clear assessment of your home’s energy efficiency, where you need to improve, and what upgrades are most important to your home.

After that, HomeSelfe further helps you improve your home’s energy efficiency by connecting you with skilled and qualified local contractors and provides information on special offers and rebates that you could receive from your local government. I love that because it means I can quickly and easily get started on saving money in the long term and getting a little back in the short term.

My Home Energy Efficiency Experience with HomeSelfe

After I downloaded the free app, I set up an account which only took a few seconds.

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Once I was set up,  the app took me through each room in my house.

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There were a series of questions to answer for each room in my house.

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It only took me a few minutes to provide information about all of the rooms in my house, but don’t worry, the app will keep track of which rooms you do if you can’t complete it all at once.

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Once you complete your profile in the app, it will calculate your report for you.

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It gives you specific areas in which you could improve upon and it also tells you what you are doing well.

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You will also get a complete guide to savings.

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HomeSelfe is the Best Selfie You’ll Ever Take

I was thoroughly impressed with HomeSelfe and its ease of use. With all the events and fun stuff the family has planned for the Year of the Wuehrweins, we’re looking to save money wherever we can, and energy efficiency at home is a big part of that. If you’d like to see your home’s energy efficiency – or lack of it – in action, download HomeSelfe and get started today.

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  114 Responses to “Energy Efficiency – A New Way to Test Your Home with HomeSelfe”

  1. I love this idea of using this type of technology to see how you can save money on something like energy. Great post. I’m downloading the app now!

  2. This is great and totally going to have to give this app a try for my home now!!

  3. HomeSelfe sounds like a great app. I have been working on switching to LED bulbs to help make my home more energy efficient.

  4. I need this app. I’m sure it would cringe at how old some of our appliances are.

  5. I am so curious as to how well my house is running. I know there are ways to save on our energy bill.

  6. What a great app! I would almost be afraid to see how this house fares. We could use new windows and a new front door. The draft at the front door is BAD. 🙂

  7. Wow this is pretty cool app! I’d like to try it out.

  8. This is really neat. I will have to show my husband

  9. This is a really great app that will help pinpoint just where you are wasting energy. I love it!

  10. What a great way to make sure your home is energy efficient. I am all for saving money where I can.

  11. This is truly a worth to read post. Gonna share this to my wife. Thanks.

  12. I love ways for keeping energy consumption as low as in every months consumption. I keep an eye track of how to save energy at home and I picked up some great ways with this blog post. In times like this ways to keep you save on everything is a must.

  13. HomeSelfe sounds like a great app. I think everyone could benefit from doing a home energy audit. You’re never as efficient as you think you are.

  14. This is definitely an app any homeowner should get! I live in an apartment and have no control over my utility bill (other then keeping the lights off and using a fan instead of my air conditioner!). I do have a client who NEEDS this desparately and I will be telling her about it.

  15. There’s an app for this?! Wow! We had to pay for a guy to come and it cost us $100, but it was really more and our electrical company paid for part of it which is surprising – I guess they wanted to encourage energy efficiency. I’m so glad this is an app going to use it in the future as we make home improvements.

  16. Thanks for sharing this! I love doing everything with apps so I must try this one! Who knew there was an app for this?! I think my hubby will really appreciate it too since he’s all about energy efficiency.

  17. I think its important to have those type of things at home. Every dollar matters and in our case, every peso matters.

  18. I love this app! I can’t believe all the things it can do. I definitely need this, thanks so much! Saving energy is so important to my family.

  19. Love this HomeSelfe because it helps me save energy and money! I never heard of this but any product that will detect ways to improve energy use is amazing!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  20. That’s great! I should do this! I know our lighting needs work.

  21. This sounds like a great app. I am all about saving as much money as I can.

  22. I love saving money! Our city offers someone to come out and do this with fancy equipment.

  23. I really need to do this. Our house is fairly zipped up, but there’s always room for improvement!

  24. Energy efficiency is something I really believe. Since switching to LED bulbs, and using my husband’s programmable dimmers, our energy bills have been so much better!

  25. This sounds like a great app to help you cut down on your energy use and help you save some money

  26. I love using technology and discovering new apps! This one is simply amazing for money saving! Pinned your post!

  27. I have to get this app! We just found out that we use 44% more energy then our neighbours and honestly I need to know where. Especially with the weather changing I need to keep our costs down as low as I can.

  28. HomeSelfe sounds like a great resource for saving money in our home. I was actually wondering what some ways to save more money could be and this sounds like it fits the bill. Literally. 😉

  29. This sounds kind of fun! In our old house, we’d just walk around with a lit match to see where the wind was getting in. Of course, the match flickered in every inch of the bloody place, so our best answer was to just leave.

    I think this app might be a little more efficient. 🙂

  30. Our energy company keeps sending us flyers to get an energy audit done. This looks like a really cool app to get that done. I Pinned it to my Saving money board too so I don’t forget.

  31. I love that this app makes it easy to see where you are losing energy even if you aren’t realizing it. I am all about saving money and having an energy efficient house is a great way to do that.

  32. I have to get this app and see how much I can save. I know I need to start saving some cash myself and this may help me.

  33. This is really neat! I’ll have to check in to getting this app. I know I could certainly use it.

  34. What a cool app! I’ve often wondered how energy efficient I am! Totally checking this out!

  35. What a fantastic app – I would definitely love to know more about how energy efficient myself and my home are. x

  36. Now that is a helpful app. A great way to get started

  37. I love how user-friendly this is. I’d love to try this out and learn how to improve our energy efficiency.

  38. Wow that is fantastic especially since it specifically calculates what you need to work on and gives you your efficiency rating! So cool.

  39. This sounds seriously awesome and like something that I need to check out immediately! I know we’re not as energy efficient as we should be and I bet this would help!

  40. I can see how using HomeSelfe can really help you save energy and money.

  41. Wow, I’ve got to download that app. I know there are many ways we are not using energy efficiently in our house.

  42. I think we could really benefit from this. We get statements each month about how we are not energy efficient. It’s hard because we have a lot of open and empty space that we heat, but I know that we could do better. I need this app!

  43. Sounds like an interesting app. Always good if you can save energy in a few places.

  44. What an awesome app idea! We live in an Energy Star certified home, but there is always room for improvement. I can not wait to give it a try.

  45. This is a great idea for an app! I am going to have to check it out.

  46. This is such a great idea for an app. I am definitely going to try this!

  47. oh I am going to go and try this for myself

  48. What a great app! Seriously, I need this in my life. I think it would save me money.

  49. So many cool apps these days, very helpful!

  50. That’s pretty awesome. I’d like to see how I can save on energy. It’s really nice to be able to keep track of our usage and check where else we can save each month!

  51. Very useful app. Our local power company has a similar functionality on their site. I wonder how the numbers compare.

  52. What a neat app! I love things that save money around the home.

  53. This is fascinating! What an easy way to get a handle on your energy consumption without having a costly audit!

  54. I love that it is a free app. Going to check it out.

  55. Wow never knew I could check such a thing!

  56. Interesting. I’m curious to see how my house is doing. Definitely will check it out.

  57. What a fun app! I have never heard of anything like this, what a great way to save money!

  58. This is such a smart app! I think every home and business should use this app to see where they are wasting energy. Super smart!

  59. This sounds like a great app. I will have to take a look at trying it for my house.

  60. What a great app. I’m always looking for ways to save money. I wonder if there is a Canadian version?

  61. I need to try this app! I know our home isn’t very energy efficient, and it costs us a lot each month.

  62. I love this! We are trying really hard to get everything more efficent, we just installed solar panels on our roof!

  63. Oh my goodness, where has this post been? For the past year or so we have been receiving reports about our home and how efficient it is. Needless to say, our home is supposedly the worst in the neighborhood and we can’t figure out WHY or how to fix it. I just sent this link to my husband as a MUST READ and MUST TRY. Thank you!

  64. What an awesome app! I’m all about free things too, especially when they help save money in other areas

  65. this is a very handy app that i can’t wait to try out. i cannot believe i am just hearing about this

  66. I love this idea…. We bought a new Fridge last year…. I can’t believe how much $$ we saved by getting it. I’m downloading the app to see where else we can save Great idea!

  67. I definitely need to try this out. I try hard to save energy, but I know that I can do more.

  68. What a great way to find out where I need to make changes first in our old home.

  69. now this looks pretty cool – I am all abut trying out different ways to save energy & money!!!

  70. You could be wasting so much energy and not even know it! You have to take steps to conserve!

  71. It is amazing to see how much energy we waste. Thanks for these valuable tips!

  72. This is a pretty cool app! I want to try it.

  73. Oh this is such a convenient way to take note and go about conserving more energy at home!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  74. What a great app! I will have to download this and give my house a walk through! I already know we need new windows

  75. Looks like a really cool and useful housekeeping app.

  76. This is really a great info, I think my hubby should know about this.

  77. It’s easy enough, isn’t it? I think it’s a great way to learn to save some energy.

  78. We try to be energy efficient here. I will have to look into this

  79. This sounds like app to have! We really need to be more energy efficient in our home! This is some great info!

  80. This app sounds super neat. My daughter and I have been trying to find ways to save energy and money when it comes to the bills. We will definitely have to check this app out.

  81. This is the first time I heard about this app. I’m all for saving money, so I will definitely download this.

  82. My house has the highest electricity bill ever. I need to give this a try to see what I can do to cut down costs!

  83. This is an amazing app! Thank you for sharing it with us, it is really helpful!

  84. I totally want to do this in my home. I can probably guarantee that my washer and dryer are not very efficient.

  85. That looks like a great app! I will need to show my husband. Thank you for sharing this!

  86. Sounds like a good app.
    I like your web article.

  87. What great tips! Thank you for this. Will really help once I’m a homeowner, still too young!

  88. I can’t wait to get this app. I’m going to share it with my teens as I don’t think they truly understand the concept of home efficiency!

  89. This app looks so easy to use. I love the idea of being able to monitor the efficiency in your home. I’m sure that translates into saving some money on utilities.

  90. Wow I’m looking forward to getting this app! Going to share it with my wife.

  91. I was wondering how this app was going to work once I started reading about it. I like that this option is free too, and that you get to see all of the possible savings broken down like it is.

  92. This is a must have app for any homeowner! I am going to download this and cannot wait to see what I can save!

  93. Nice app! I really need this so I can keep track on possible savings I can have. Thanks!

  94. This is so cool. What an awesome app, think it is a must download for every mom. Definitely downloading it now.

  95. Downloading the app right now. This will definitely help us, we spend a lot of money every month on our electric bill. Thanks for the info

  96. Our utility bill is outrageous. I need to know how to improve the energy efficiency in my home. This sounds like the perfect solution.

  97. Wow! I can’t believe there’s an app for energy efficiency. This looks easy to use, and who wouldn’t want to save a few bucks?!

  98. Wow great idea! I am using this app, who wouldn’t want to save where they can?!

  99. wow evrything is via App now a days and its nice to know for convenience and it is always nice how to save more money and energy for our house.

  100. This will be awesome for us! We just moved in and I would love to know these kinds of things!

  101. HomeSelfe sounds like something i need to try. This is a great way to improve the efficiency of your home.

  102. I definitely need to download this app! Our electric bills go sky high during the summer months, so energy efficiency really helps in many ways.

  103. This looks awesome! I am huge on energy efficiency. Of course, I live in a house built in the 1800’s…which is definitely not efficient. I am sure there are an awful lot of places that could use more insulation and caulking and all manner of things…

  104. This would be a great app to have to see how well your energy is being run in your home. I am sure mine is not that great!

  105. I love this app! I just bought a house so this should be useful!

  106. That is such a cool tool. I’m always wondering where we can save money in our home’s energy costs.

  107. That sounds like a great app. I love the idea of being more energy efficient.

  108. I totally need this app! thanks for sharing.

  109. This is pretty cool!! My hubby would love this!!!

  110. This is awesome, I’ll have to tell my friend about this. She just purchased a home.

  111. I never know about it before..great app!

  112. Wow! Awesome! Great application, I really need this application. I tried different ways to lessen my energy use and want to test if how effective they are. This one is perfect. Thank you.