Save big on your heating and cooling costs by finding and eliminating the air leaks in your home. According to the EPA, air sealing your home will cut your heating and cooling costs by an average of 15 percent.
Many utility companies offer free home energy audits. If yours does, schedule an appointment to have your home checked out by a pro. They’ll probably do what’s known as a blower door test to identify the air leaks in your home. That’s when they depressurize your home to see where the air is escaping. It’s likely to catch issues that you might otherwise miss. If your utility provider doesn’t offer this free service, consider hiring a certified energy auditor to conduct a test for you.
Want to save money by doing your own energy audit? Here’s how to spot the air leaks in each area of your home (and how to fix them yourself).
Source: The Spruce