Conducting a home energy audit is a smart way to cut your utility bills. Many people forget, however, to look at fireplaces, attics and other less obvious spots.
The purpose of a home energy audit is to make your home more energy efficient. An energy efficient home is going to result in reduced utility bills now and for years to come. Depending on the size of your utility bill, auditing your home can save you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars over the years. While windows and doors are obvious energy waste locations, there are less obvious areas where you can lose a lot of heat.
Attics in a home are a great place to store you junk and valuable stuff. That attic, however, can be costing you big bucks. While most attics have insulation, they also have open-air vents to maintain circulation. Failing to circulate air in the attic can destroy roofing and the things in the attic.
Fortunately, the ceiling of your home has insulation to keep energy from escaping up through it into the attic. Still, most people defeat this insulation by failing to take a look at the entrance to the attic. It also needs to be insulated and draft-proof.
Your fireplace has a damper that can prevent an open draft out of your home both in winter and summer. Keep it closed at all time unless you have a fire in your fireplace. Otherwise, that’s money going out the roof.
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