Your attic floor is full of holes. Recessed lighting, wall frames, plumbing, and wiring create dozens of little gaps. Add them up and it's like keeping a window open in your house year-round.
Capping the recessed lighting fixtures and sealing the attic floor reduces air leakage and drafts. Your heating and cooling systems work better because they work less.
Poor insulation causes heat to rush out from the top of your house in winter. During summer, the attic sucks in hot air, turning your top floor into a sauna.
A fully insulated attic helps your house regulate temperature and airflow. It also prevents unwanted critters like raccoons from moving in.
No matter how high you turn up the AC, your second floor swelters during summer. In winter, it's hot upstairs and freezing downstairs.
Air sealing and better insulation stop excess air leakage and heat transfer. Now your house's temperatures are steady and even.
Your car may be protected from the elements, but nothing else is. Any room above or next to the garage is freezing in winter, and a furnace in the summer.
The room above the garage is no longer a victim of the seasons. Insulating the garage ceiling prevents heat and cold from seeping through the floor above.
It's a neverending battle with your old enemy: the thermostat. Who really controls the house: You, or that outdated box on the wall?
Old-school lightbulbs use tons of energy and burn out quickly.
A smart thermostat learns your preferences and automatically adjusts your heating and cooling. Don't get up: you control the settings right from your smartphone.
LED lights give the same warm glow as regular bulbs. But they use 90% less energy.
Cold air gets sucked in at the foundation, causing drafty rooms and cold floors in the winter. Don't even try walking around the house without your slippers.
Go ahead and toss those funky old slippers. Sealing up airs leaks in your foundation stops cold air from getting under your floors.
You arrange oil deliveries so your old oil heater can cough and sputter through another winter. Your hot water heater can barely make it through a shower.
A high-efficiency natural gas heater delivers heat and hot water in a sleeker, smarter package.