In my local area, the weather is a year round challenge, however it’s not unusual for the temperature to drop well below zero in the Winter and remain there for several weeks, but the two of us endure brutal wind chill and endless amounts of snow. The freezing conditions properly last for approximately numerous weeks. Both the Springtime and fall seasons are usually freezing and rainy and require us to rely on the heating system, and while our summers tend to be brief, they are severely tepid and humid. Between running the oil furnace and a/c, the cost of temperature control is about 50% of my daily energy bills. That expense is a relaxing reason to be on the lookout for energy saving opportunities. I continually search for current ways to reduce the workload of the heating and cooling equipment. I try to eliminate energy waste wherever possible. I recently spent a actually unpleasant weekend removing the old insulation from my attic and replacing it with new. The insulation had become dirty, damp and compromised by rodents. The task 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 adequate barrier against the outdoor conditions; Since heat naturally travels to a cooler space, this created a complication in both Winter and summer. The heat from the attic was making the whole house guess warmer in the Summer yet stealing our heated air during the winter. While the project was dirty and time-consuming, replacing the insulation in the attic made a pressing difference in my heating and cooling costs. I’ve also invested in thermal pane Energy Star rated windows and exterior doors.