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Energy audit helps save on heating, cooling bills

Find out which areas in your home are wasting energy

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All of us are concerned about our energy bills and are looking for ways to save money, especially during the cold winter months. One of the best places you can start is by having an energy audit done on your home. Energy audits analyze all of the areas of your home where you might be wasting energy -- and, obviously, your hard-earned dollars -- and provide solutions both large and small. During the course of an energy audit, the auditors will make a site visit to your home and conduct a very thorough inspection of a number of different areas. They take measurements of everything from square footage to window sizes, all of which goes into determining the amount of heat your home is losing. In warmer climates, the same process is used to calculate ways to save on cooling costs. INSULATION Typically, the first area of concern for the auditors is insulation levels. They will make a thorough inspection of your attic first, measuring the depth and type of the insulation, its gene...