Problem Areas in your Home
‧Check for holes or cracks around your walls, ceilings, windows, doors, light and plumbing fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets that can leak air into or out of your home.
‧Check the insulation levels in your home. Your attic, ceilings and floors may already be insulated. But how about your exterior and basement walls and crawl spaces? Visit the DOE's Consumer's Guide for instructions on checking your insulation levels.
‧Check for open fireplace dampers.
‧Make sure your appliances and heating and cooling systems are properly maintained.
‧Replace standard light bulbs and fixtures with compact or standard fluorescent lamps.