Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Roof, Windows, Winterization
(ARA) – Winter may cause many homeowners to contemplate a new heating system or other major investments, but some small, smart investments can often go just as far toward protecting your home and saving you cash. Through the proper home maintenance techniques, you can keep typical damage caused by snow, ice and rain at bay and avoid major home repairs.
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Insulation
To begin to answer this question, you must first find out how much insulation you already have and then determine how much more would be cost-effective. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today. A qualified home energy auditor will include an insulation check as a routine part of an energy audit. For information about home energy audits, call your local utility company. An energy audit of your house will identify the amount of insulation you have and need, and will likely recommend other improvements as well.