One of the easiest ways to save money and energy is to insulate your home properly. You may have relied on your builder to determine if your home is properly sealed but don’t. Their job is to finish the house on time and hopefully on budget which makes for mistakes and missed opportunities to check for drafts or air spaces in the attic and walls. The insulation unknowns in an previously owned home are just as questionable.
The New York Times states:
heating and cooling costs are typically cut by 20 percent to 30 percent, a saving of more than $1,000 annually in some households. In addition, carbon dioxide emissions and the strain on the national electric and gas systems are reduced.
An interesting observation.
Mr. Obama’s choice for energy secretary, Steven Chu, told a group in Washington in June that an extra $1,000 could make a new house energy efficient “but the American consumer would rather have a granite countertop.”
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