As new homes are being built and existing homes are being upgraded to segue out of the 19th century, there is one feature of our homes that tends to be outdated. This problem isn’t being ignored either. In fact, the Demand Institute’s survey of the Housing Satisfaction Gap which surveyed over 10,000 households, found that while over 70% of homeowners find energy efficiency and low utility costs important, only 35% were satisfied with their current homes.
These numbers are staggering, but it’s not surprising since upgrading your home’s energy can save you significant money. This is only amplified over time, as the newer appliances, bulbs, and other features outlast their outdated counterparts.