As summer temperatures continue to rise, so does the cost of energy bills. Homeowners can keep their cool with a number of energy saving options. To get the fastest payback, homeowners should identify and fix the major sources of air leaks in the home.
Air leakage can account for up to 40 percent of a home's heating and cooling costs. In the average home, typical areas through which air escapes include joints at windows, cracks at doors, electrical service and cable TV entry points, electrical outlets and ceiling light fixtures, ductwork and chimney leaks. To compensate for the loss of conditioned air in the home, the heating and cooling system has to work harder to maintain a comfortable indoor environment.
Energy saving options that offer the best payback are those that help homeowners realize a return on their investment as quickly as possible. This benefits all homeowners, whether they plan on staying in the home for the short- or long-term.
Air-sealing with a spray foam insulation, can offer significant savings each month. A local dealer can provide a customized energy analysis.