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Home Energy Audit Fireplaces, Attics and More

Home Energy Audit Fireplaces, Attics and More.

The purpose of a home energy audit is to make your home more energy efficient. An energy efficient home is going to lead to decreased utility costs 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 places, there are less obvious locations where you can lose a great deal of heat.

Attics in a home are a terrific location to keep your junk and important things. That attic, however, can be costing you big bucks. While a lot of attics have insulation, they also have open-air vents to maintain flow. Failing to circulate air in the attic can damage 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, a lot of people defeat this insulation by failing to have a look at the entrance to the attic. If you have the proverbial hole in the ceiling entrance to the attic, how much heat or cooling is escaping through the spaces surrounding it into and out of the attic vents? Placing temporary seals around the edges of the entrance can immediately cut your heating or cooling expenses by 25 percent.

Fireplaces provide an entire host of problems when it concerns controling the temperature in a home. By definition, a fireplace is made to move smoke out of a home using the rising heat as a method of propulsion. The problem, of course, is when you aren't using the fireplace, it still carries the hot air out of your home.

The initial step in dealing with a fireplace is to make sure the flue is closed when not being used. If you leave it open, you might as well turn off the heat in your home because the heat is going to come out of your vents, cross the room and blow up and out of the fireplace. Obviously, that is an energy bill horror story.

Energy audits are a must if you hope to combat increasing energy expenses. Fortunately, sound judgment steps can save you a lot of money.Go To This Page\nHeating Repair Westlake

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