In recognition of the second annual national Energy Efficiency Day (EE Day) on October 5, 2017, Ideal Energy is joining regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency – the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution. Energy efficiency is also an economic engine, supporting 2.2 million jobs nationwide in manufacturing, construction and other fields – most of which can’t be outsourced overseas. This year, EE Day offers a national light bulb challenge to encourage engagement by residents and businesses alike.
Smarter energy use means we don’t have to generate as much power to meet our needs. Many people don’t realize that Ideal Energy has already made significant, forward-thinking investments in energy savings, benefiting local families, local job growth, APS and SRP customers and the fight against climate change!
Ideal Energy has made thousands of homes more energy efficient in Arizona in the last 8.5 years and continues to make huge strides in the advancement of utility programs. We truly believe energy efficiency is the cheapest and cleanest form of energy- as the kilowatt hour that was never used or generated is the cleanest kilowatt hour!
An energy-efficient economy is free to thrive and innovate. Electricity use was 5 percent lower in 2016 than in 2010, while the U.S. economy grew by almost 13 percent over those years, demonstrating that efficiency and economic growth go hand-in-hand. Reducing the energy used by manufacturers, homes and businesses benefits everyone – especially energy bill-payers. The average household, for example, saves anywhere between 10%-30% off their heating and cooling bill from home performance work alone! Meaning energy efficient duct systems, insulation, and AC systems have a significant impact.
To learn more about our industry’s efforts in energy efficiency, join the conversation on Twitter at #EEDay2017.