Wyoming Resource Links & Home Owner Information

Did You Know?
  1. By sprucing up your home, you may qualify for a low interest loan.
  2. By installing more energy efficient windows and you may be eligible for a tax credit.
  3. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit.
  4. By purchasing an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit.
  5. ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
  6. Results are already adding up. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR®, saved enough energy to power 10 million homes and avoid greenhouse gas emissions from 12 million cars - all while saving $6 billion.
  7. For these reasons, the Department of Energy is a proud supporter of the ENERGY STAR® program.  In addition, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides information about energy efficient appliances and building.
  8. Proper Insulation keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and can lower your energy bills.
  9. As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling.
  10. Insulation performance is measured by R-value. Higher R-values mean more insulating power.
  11. Different insulation R-values are recommended for walls, attics, basements, crawlspaces and geographic area.
  12. U-factor is the rate at which a window, door, or skylight conducts non-solar heat flow. The lower the U-factor, the more energy-efficient the window, door, or skylight.
  13. Day-lighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home.
  14. When day-lighting your home considers climate, home's design, and the size and direction of the windows or skylights.
  15. For energy efficiency sizes and locations of windows should be based on directions rather than appearance of the house.