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Reduce Home Energy Costs: Seal Those Leaks

Air leaks Your Chantilly or Centreville home may not be drafty now as September begins, but Fall is just about here.

Pretty soon the cooler temps will be kicking in.  It is a good time to consider doing something to reduce air leaks in your home.

The first thing I’d recommend is to listen to our Chantilly Radio series on home energy efficiency.  Very informative series.  If you are planning on getting serious about saving dollars on energy costs, you will want to listen to this set of podcasts on the topic of home energy efficiency.

You really can save a lot.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 30 percent can be cut from a home’s energy costs just by reducing drafts.

That’s a lot of wasted Chantilly air.

And you don’t have to be a Super Handyman.   There are some pretty easy things you can do.  Check out the DIY Guide To Sealing and Insulating a home, for a government resource.

Additionally, you can get a 13-page PDF with detailed images, instructions, and recommendation to help you with the work.

If you are talking more than small fixes, of course you may need to hire help.  But given the amount you can save, it may be one of the best home improvement investments you will make.

And if you are doing improvements in anticipation of putting your home on the market, take advantage of MARKET SNAPSHOT.  And of course we are always here to help you with an analysis of your home’s current market value.

(Image courtesy: US Department of Energy)