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Before eliminating leaks, you first have to find them. Drafts or moisture make leaks around windows and doors obvious, but holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawl spaces can be the biggest energy wasters and the hardest to spot.

Heating and cooling a home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system. Typically, 43 percent of an average American utility bill goes for heating and cooling.4

So, step one to saving energy and money ─
find and seal the leaks in your home.

 
Why Does My Home Lose Energy? All homes, both new and old, develop gaps and cracks over time that allow warm air to leak in during summer and escape during winter. These simple leaks zap a homeís energy efficiency from 5% to 30% a year5. Leaks not only increase utility bills but also diminish returns on other energy upgrades, which are forced to work harder in an inefficient home.
4 U.S. Department of Energy; See Energy Savers Booklet, Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home, U.S. Department of Energy, p. 10
5 U.S. Department of Energy