Secondly, Hiles completely endorses renters’ and buyers’ demands of the latest ENERGY STAR rated appliances. A significant factor in today’s buying decisions is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR voluntary labeling program that was launched in 1992. Every year, consumers and program partners buy as many as 320 million energy efficient products that lessen utility bills by as much as over $31 billion. “When compared to appliances that are ten years old, with ENERGY STAR you can save almost 50% on your energy bill,” he highlights.
When air conditioners work relentlessly in peak summer, Marcus Hiles recognizes traditional roofing insulation as the main cause of high cooling needs. A house roof absorbs the sun’s strong energy, and then turns the attic and air ducts hot, which causes the cooling costs to go up severely. He elucidates that highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels installed in the attic reflect heat, thus reducing up to 97 percent of heat transfer from the base of the roof. “This third smart trick will keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler,” he adds.