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Home Energy Audits

Howard County pro­vided 1,200 free home energy audits for County res­i­dents. These com­pre­hen­sive audits rec­om­mended to home­own­ers the most cost-effective mea­sures to reduce their energy bills.

Using infor­ma­tion from the home energy audits, the County now has a data­base of energy effi­ciency rec­om­men­da­tions spe­cific to dif­fer­ent types of homes. This infor­ma­tion will help res­i­dents find cost-effective options for sav­ing energy and money.

Howard County Libraries loan res­i­dents “Kill A Watt” mon­i­tor­ing devices to mea­sure the elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion of appliances.

Green Tip

Light soy candles.The oil byproducts in most candles can’t hold a flame to options like soy, since they burn longer and take less of a toll on the planet.