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What You Need To Know About Energy Performance Labels

In September, NPR released a report that many American Households have trouble paying their energy bills. Although homeowners may not think of them as major expenses, Energy performance can have a major impact on your home.  Energy.gov reports, "Heating and cooling account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes."
Making some necessary improvements to your home can save you big when building a new home or starting home improvement projects, but identifying where to make these investments can be tough. Yes, many products now have performance labels and information, but deciphering the stats isn't always easy.
Check out the infographic below to learn the facts about energy performance and how to read energy performance labels.
energy labels guide
This infographic was created by Glassworks.
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