Adding extra layers to save money

I think for the most part many of us have the same thing in common when it comes to the things our parents used to say.

By this I mean certain phrases like, “close the fridge, were you born in a barn?, and who left the lights on?”, were common in most people’s home.

All of these centered around one common thing, saving money on energy bills. Now that I am an adult with children of my own these are common in my home as well. My wife and I are constantly trying to save money on the electric and gas bill. As winter approaches this is more important than ever because we always see an increase of at least twenty percent during those months. We decided to have an energy assessment done on our home to see if there were improvements we could make to help out. It is more than just putting on an extra sweater to lower the cost and if we could invest a bit to save a lot, it would be worth it. We hired a company to come in and check for leaky windows, doors, or areas that needed more insulation. To our surprise they found that the attic needed an additional layer of insulation and there were several leaks in the ductwork that were causing us to lose valuable heat. We had all the repairs done and I am looking forward to seeing if it will make a difference this coming season. I sure hope it does because out budget can barely handle the added expense we ensure each winter.
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