In our local area, the weather is a year round challenge, it’s not unfamiliar for the temperature to drop well below zero in the Winter time plus remain there for many weeks, then every one of us endure brutal wind chill plus endless amounts of snow, and the freezing conditions typically last for approximately many weeks, both the Spring plus fall seasons are usually cold plus rainy plus require us to rely on the furnace; While our summers tend to be brief, they are severely warm plus humid.
Between running the furnace plus a/c, the cost of temperature control is about 50% of our weekly utility bills.
That expense is a nice reason to be on the lookout for energy saving opportunities. I continually search for new ways to reduce the workload of the heating plus cooling equipment. I try to eliminate energy waste wherever possible. I recently spent a easily unpleasant weekend removing the seasoned insulation from our attic plus replacing it with new. The insulation had become dirty, damp plus compromised by rodents. The task of removing it was horrible. The attic was terribly overheated plus stuffy. The high temperature convinced me that the insulation was no longer providing a adequate barrier against the outdoor conditions! Since heat naturally travels to a cooler space, this created a concern in both Winter time plus summer. The heat from the attic was making the whole apartment know warmer in the summer time yet stealing our heated air during the winter. While the project was dirty plus time-consuming, replacing the insulation in the attic made a sizable difference in our heating plus cooling costs. I’ve also invested in thermal pane Energy Star rated windows plus exterior doors.