Alternative energy sources have the potential to make big contributions to home comfort and overall savings, but only if your conditioned air stays inside your home where it belongs. A poorly insulated home leaks away valuable energy dollars whether you’re using new solar or old-school electric, so do all you can to improve your home’s structural efficiencies before taking on a new power technology. Heating and cooling equipment also impacts energy efficiency if it’s not in tip-top shape, so keep bi-annual system check-ups, filter changes and other maintenance chores at the top of seasonal to-do lists.
Considering Alternative Energy? Check Insulation First