There is little any of us can do about the increasing costs of energy. Everyone's budget has been affected. The only practical response is to reduce our consumption, but how? The U.S. Department of Energy has produced a checklist of simple tasks designed to aid the homeowner with this endeavor. To view the list click here.

The U.S. Department of Energy has also compiled a great deal of statistical data regarding heat loss within the home identifying the main culprits as inadequate windows, drafts, and poor insulation. Many similar reports indicate a 20% or better reduction in energy use can be realized by just by installing energy efficient windows alone.

Continuing the process of tightening up your home against the cold is very important. Eliminating drafts, fixing or replacing poorly functioning doors, and adding insulation can greatly reduce the amount of energy your home consumes during the heating and cooling season. Be careful though, while adding insulation is very effective when installed properly, it is also extremely important to maintain proper attic ventilation in the process. To do otherwise can prove very costly. There is a great deal of information on this subject available on the internet. We encourage everyone to research it thoroughly.

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