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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 house more energy efficient. An energy efficient house is going to lead to decreased utility costs now, and for years to come. Depending on the size of your utility bill, auditing your house can save you thousands, or 10s of thousands of dollars over the years. While windows and doors are obvious energy waste areas, there are less evident locations where you can lose a great deal of heat.

Attics in a home are a fantastic place 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 destroy roofing and the things in the attic.

The good news is, the ceiling of your house has insulation to keep energy from escaping up through it into the attic. Still, a lot of people defeat this insulation by failing to take 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 air conditioning 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 costs by 25 percent.

Fireplaces offer a whole host of issues when it concerns controling the temperature in a home. By definition, a fireplace is made to move smoke out of a home by using the rising heat as a means of propulsion. The problem, of course, is when you aren't using the fireplace, it still carries the hot air out of your house.

The initial step in taking care of a fireplace is to see to it the flue is closed when not being used. If you leave it open, you might as well shut 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 a utility bill horror story.

Energy audits are a must if you want to fight off rising energy costs. The good news is, sound judgment steps can save you a lot of money.Lancaster Pennsylvania Heating Repair\nHeating Repair Lancaster PA


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