Looking for energy saving measures

In our local area, the weather is a year round challenge, then it’s not unproper for the temperature to drop well below zero in the Wintertide and remain there for several weeks, then the people I was with and I endure brutal wind chill and endless amounts of snow.

The freezing conditions respectfully last for approximately several weeks.

Both the Spring and fall seasons are usually chilly and rainy and require us to rely on the oil furnace; While our summers tend to be brief, they are seriously hot and humid. Between running the gas furnace and air conditioner, the cost of temperature control is about 50% of our weekly energy bills. That expense is a enjoyable reason to be on the lookout for energy saving opportunities. I continually search for modern ways to reduce the workload of the heating and cooling equipment. I try to eliminate energy waste wherever possible. I recently spent a really unpleasant weekend removing the aged insulation from our attic and replacing it with new. The insulation had become dirty, damp and compromised by rodents. The job of removing it was horrible. The attic was terribly hot and stuffy. The high temperature convinced me that the insulation was no longer providing a satisfactory barrier against the outdoor conditions, then since heat naturally travels to a cooler space, this created a complication in both Wintertide and summer. The heat from the attic was making the whole home believe warmer in the summer time yet stealing our heated air during the winter. While the project was dirty and time-consuming, replacing the insulation in the attic made a giant difference in our heating and cooling costs. I’ve also invested in thermal pane Energy Star rated windows and exterior doors.

 

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