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Ohio Energy Consultant Focuses on Green
Couple turns their own energy savings efforts at home into successful green business.
“My wife and I felt the best place to start going green was here in our home,” says Chris Salem, EnergyFit’s co-founder. “Together we wanted to find ways we could quickly reduce our energy costs without having to spend a lot of money up front.”
“We decided to go green for three main reasons - to save money, to save energy and to save the environment,”
To go green, the couple focused on simple, affordable solutions that would save them money and show a quick return on their investment. Realizing the amount of money they could save, and how affordable it could be, the Salem’s decided to create EnergyFit to help others reap the same benefits and savings.
The Salem’s practice what they preach to their customers, and instituted several green programs early on. Green improvements to their own home included: changing all the light bulbs to energy efficient light bulbs; installing a programmable thermostat; sealing all exterior doors and windows to minimize loss of energy; and installing low-flow showerheads and low-flow aerators on all faucets to save water. The couple also put a recycling program in place for the business.
To help them further down the path to green, the Salems and EnergyFit joined the Green Business Bureau, the nation’s leading green business certification program.
“Joining the Green Business Bureau allowed us to become part of their nationally- recognized network of green friendly businesses,”
Rather, it’s an ongoing and interactive program that continues promoting the importance of going green.”
As members of the Green Business Bureau, the Salems are looking forward to teaching and encouraging others to make the same green changes they did.
“EnergyFit Living wants to be able to overcome some of the objectives of why people aren’t going green,” says Salem. “We want to let others know that they can afford to go green, by educating them on how easy and affordable it is to go green and that going green will save them money in the short term.”
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EnergyFit Living, Inc. is a service firm dedicated to helping clients reduce home energy costs. Our business is built around the proposition that all homeowners want to reduce their energy usage but many don’t because they lack the time, the knowledge, or the money to do so – or have developed some bad habits that increase energy usage. Our services have been designed to overcome these barriers and to help clients achieve meaningful reductions in energy consumption by offering quick, affordable solutions to our clients.
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