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LOCATE AIR LEAKS AT OR AROUND:

  • Electrical outlets
  • Switch plates
  • Window frames
  • Baseboards
  • Door weather stripping
  • Fireplace dampers
  • Attic hatches
  • Air conditioners in walls/windows
  • Pipes and wires
  • Foundation seals
  • Mail slots
  • Also check caulking/weather stripping for gaps / cracks / aging

INSULATION IN/ON:

  • Attic over living areas ceilings
  • Knee walls in attics
  • Basement under living area floors
  • Foundation walls in basements
  • Crawl spaces (& seal air leaks/prevent moisture)
  • Walls (check for inadequate or settled insulation)
  • Attic hatch
  • Floors in rooms over an unheated garage
  • Also check for a vapor barrier behind attic insulation to prevent insulation-robbing moisture and consider replacing old doors and windows with newer, high-performance ones.

HEATING/COOLING EQUIPMENT:

  • Insulate furnace ducts
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Insulate water heater and hot water pipes
  • Install heat traps on a water heater tank
  • Also consider replacing older central heating, air conditioning and water heating units with newer, energy-efficient models

LIGHTING:

  • Use compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Replace halogen bulbs with other types
  • Use smaller wattage bulbs where possible
  • Also consider replacing ceiling fixtures with new technology, fluorescent models.

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