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Heat Loss from a House

A picture is worth…in this case, lost heating dollars. This thermal photo shows heat entering a bathroom shower ceiling during those expensive summer cooling months. The white, yellow and red colors show hot spots. Heat-gain areas like this make it more expensive to cool the house in the summer.

Tips:  Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks

Checking your home’s insulation is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to use a whole-house approach to reduce energy waste and make the most of your energy dollars. A good insulating system includes a combination of products and construction techniques that protect a home from outside hot and cold temperatures, protect it against air leaks, and control moisture. You can increase the comfort of your home while reducing your heating and cooling needs by investing in proper insulation and sealing air leaks.