My house is severely old, genuinely big, and therefore quite nearly impossible to heat and cool. I have ten-foot ceilings and lots of large windows, which I love. I also live in an area with dire weather, which I don’t love. The Wintertide temperature drops well below zero, while the typical summer time temperature climbs into the high eighties and beyond that. With the furnace and a/c running nearly all year long, utility bills tend to make up the majority of our budget. I am always searching for openings to try to efficiently reduce energy waste. I’ve gradually upgraded every window in the house, carefully went back and caulked around them and added weatherstripping to the exterior doors, to be sure. I make sure to have the furnace and a/c professionally diagnosed every calendar year to ensure peak operation. Last year, when the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C contractor I had hired completed the repair of our furnace, he recommended insulating the old moldy attic. He said that I was entirely losing a good deal of the heated air right into space through leaks in the attic. Since the attic is correctly overheated in the brutal summer time and chilly frigid in the winter, this made sense. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C contractor on site then utilized blown-in insulation to seal the attic. This process was quick and honestly caused no mess or disruption to the house. One of I swear, once the project was complete, I immediately noticed an improvement in the comfort and our biweekly utility bills.
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