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Increase Home Energy Efficiency with an Audit

All houses have myriad points where energy is lost. Faulty wiring, bad insulation, leaky doors and windows and dirty air ducts are all sources of lost energy. You may not know how much energy you waste. Every place in a house heat is squandered adds to your utility bills. Having your home professionally audited can help you determine what the most cost-effective improvements will be.

Energy audits assess the overall energy efficiency of your home as well as specific systems. The most common problem is an inefficient central heating system. Hot air lost through leaks in walls, doors, windows and ducts adds significant annual costs. About half the energy used in a typical home is consumed by heating and cooling. You can do an energy audit yourself or contact an independent professional to perform them.
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