- Check for air leaks around windows, doors, window air conditioning units, electrical outlets, attic hatches and anywhere else air could flow through. Make sure your weather stripping and caulking are in good condition with no cracks or gaps present.
- Outside, take a look at the areas where the siding and chimney meet and where other building materials come together, such as the bottom of the bricks or siding and the foundation. Plug or seal any cracks or holes with the proper material for increased efficiency.
- Have you made the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs? These bulbs save you money over the old-fashioned type and last for years. If you are still using the older bulbs, switch the 100-watt bulbs out for 60 or 75-watts. It does make a difference.
- Check your insulation levels and install additional insulation in walls, attics, etc. and have your ductwork inspected by a professional, who can seal air leaks and insulate ductwork for improved performance.
- Is your heating/air conditioning system old or inefficient? High-efficiency models use far less energy. Make sure you have regular maintenance checks performed by your HVAC contractor, as keeping your equipment in good working condition affects its performance.
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