It’s an app that’s “fun, easy, and free” with a relevant name and a very relevant cause: energy efficiency. Homeselfe gives you a DIY snapshot of your home’s energy efficiency. Its user-friendly design teaches you where your home is wasting energy and what actions to take, listed in order of importance.
Taking the Homeselfe
Homeselfe creates your personal home snapshot through your answers to a series of questions. These questions focus on areas in your home that have the biggest impact on energy conservation, including:
- Air Sealing
- Appliances / Electronics
- Attic Insulation
- Duct System
- Heating / Cooling System
- Wall Insulation
- Water Heater
- Windows & Doors
Then you’ll receive your Homeselfe – a report that tells you where your home is most and least efficient and a plan of action, complete with energy-saving tips. If major upgrades are required, your Homeselfe will connect you to contractors, special offers, and government incentives in your area.
Going Green from the Ground Up
Homeselfe joins a growing list of apps that aim to bring energy conservation down to a grassroots level. According to this article on Homeselfe’s website, “Many people get overwhelmed when thinking about how they could help reverse the effects of climate change on an entire planet; but every little decision to become more energy-efficient makes a difference and has an impact on the environment.”
From the White House to Your House
Homeselfe aligns itself with President Obama and his latest executive actions to fight climate change. “Our team here could not agree more with the president about our obligation to take steps toward a cleaner environment,” said Sukant Jain, creator of Homeselfe and CEO of Energy Datametrics. “We took that common passion and developed a tool to help homeowners.”
So go ahead, download the app and take a Homeselfe. Think of it as a very special selfie, snapped especially for Mother Earth.