Don’t Get Caught Up In The Energy-Savings Hype

Energy Savings Hype Curated Post 1 PWS

Click the image to read Ariel Cohen’s article on the Wall Street Journal’s blog

This article makes a few good points, but it misses the mark on others.

Mr. Cohen makes the often repeated point that people often overlook the true energy costs associated with “energy saving” products and services. Yes, it’s true that the Toyota Prius requires more energy to manufacture than a more conventional automobile.

It’s also true that the Prius is dead silent and gets better gas mileage than almost every other car on the market. You might do better by purchasing a VW with a TDI (diesel) engine, but then you have to buy diesel – which can be difficult to find in some neighborhoods.

If you choose a diesel-sipping VW over a hybrid, you might only be able to fill up and one or two stations in town.

Consumers don’t care as much about the energy that goes into the products they purchase as they do about the cost savings associated with using the products. If you buy a Prius, you’ll save a significant amount of money on gasoline. You’ll also have one of the quietest rides on the block.

We’ve written about energy saving windows before. The flat out, plain and simple truth is they save you money in more ways than one. Energy savings windows keep your furniture looking newer longer because fewer UV rays make it through the glass. They make it easier to heat and cool your home, which saves you money in the long run.

Parker Window Screens has a variety of windows available, including windows that will save you money this winter, next summer, and for many years to come.

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