Looking for a project around the house this weekend? With a few hours of work you could probably shave 20% off your utility bills.
Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a knowledgeable homeowner can save up to 20% on their heating and cooling costs by sealing and insulating their house. If your house isn’t properly insulated, you could be throwing money away every month through the air leaks and drafts in your home. By properly sealing and insulating your house you can put an end to uncomfortable drafts, block heat loss in the winter, inhibit heat gain in the summer, and keep more money in your wallet when you pay your utilities.
If you’re interested in undertaking such a project, the EPA has a do-it-yourself guide on their website. A PDF copy of the guide is available here – http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/publications/pubdocs/DIY_Guide_May_2008.pdf