Energy Savers: Guy Oakes finds new windows of opportunity

We consulted with friends, neighbors and energy savers throughout Oregon about the steps theyve taken to live more effectively and conveniently. Up first: Guy Oakes from northeast Portland.
Guy has many interests, including energy effectiveness and reptiles (well get to the snake in a minute). Living in a 1940s home, hes made a variety of upgrades and constantly looks for the energy-saving choice.
” Im a huge follower in performance,” Guy stated. “I d rather have something that works well and saves energy.”
When Guy changed his windows, he utilized rewards and assistance from Energy Trust of Oregon and went with ENERGY STAR ® rated windows. Hes happy the windows are practical naturally, closing and opening with ease. They likewise keep the house at a more comfortable temperature level so his cooling and heating system does not have to work as hard.
For cooling and heating, Guy has a high-efficiency heatpump. He loves that it uses less energy than his old heating units, and the integrated a/c makes a big distinction in the summertime. Next on his list is looking into rooftop solar.
“There are a lot of imaginative ways to get financing, and you dont have to believe about it in regards to the repayment just. There are also options you make that are simply better for everyone,” he stated.
All these enhancements interact to make your house more comfy, healthy and energy efficient for Guy, his household and guests and his family pet snake, Honerva, a friendly and curious ball python.