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Saving Energy

Reducing energy consumption not only helps the environment, but it saves you money! By making small adjustments within your home, you can drastically reduce your energy bill and feel great about living Green.

There are many well publicized ways to conserve energy - turn off the lights when you are not in the room, turn down the temperature on your hot water heater and make sure that windows and doors are sealed, just to name just a few.

HHHunt wants to share some other, less publicized ways to reduce energy use in your home, courtesy of Ladies Home Journal and www.energyhawk.com

  • Keep blinds open during the day in winter and closed in the summer – this will assist in heating and cooling your home.
  • Use a hard drive or USB flash drive to store information instead of printing each document.
  • Use exhaust fans to remove hot, humid air when cooking in the kitchen or taking a shower/bath in the bathroom.
  • Use the cold water temperature on your washing machine (there are some great cold water detergents on the market).
  • Use a nightlight in hallways rather than turning on an overhead light.
  • Use the correct size pot or pan placed on the correct sized burner when cooking. Make sure the pot or pan is not warped on the bottom as it will take more energy to heat the contents.
  • Use glass or ceramic cookware in the oven – you can then lower the oven temperature up to 25°.
  • Leave hot food out to cool (not more than 30 minutes) before putting in the refrigerator. If the food is too hot, it will cause the temperature in the refrigerator to rise unnecessarily.
  • Once an item is fully charged (hand-held vacuum, phone, etc.) unplug the power cord from the wall.

Obviously, any tip for saving energy is a good one and many more tips can be found at:

Saving Energy

Energy efficiency begins with a thoughtful, well-built design. HHHunt has implemented policies and procedures to ensure energy savings for our apartment community residents.

During construction, HHHunt’s new apartment communities exceed most standard building code requirements by installing high grade R-13 insulation. Additionally, we install a vapor barrier to reduce air leakage and prevent moisture from getting into our apartment homes.

Each building is covered with a house wrap that is tailored to the environment. HHHunt also uses a 5- step installation process for window installation to minimize air loss and all windows have a fixed upper pane. In our new apartment communities, we use compact fluorescent fixtures in all common areas. During the final phase of apartment home construction, HHHunt ensures that each apartment home is equipped with ENERGY STAR rated appliances.

All this to ensure that you will Live Green at HHHunt!