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Energy Saver 101

By Chad Sebold /

Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes? Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. It’s like tossing cash out the window!

Now is the perfect time to make sure your home is optimized to keep your home comfortable. You want to keep the cool air inside before the summer heat is at its peak. One of the best ways to do that is check for any air leakage.

25% of your home’s heat is lost through small cracks and holes throughout your home. Taking the time to make sure your home is properly sealed and insulated will lower your total energy usage. Similarly insulating your attic and walls, and sealing cracks and openings will prevent warm air from leaking into your home. (Click on the Department of Energy’s link above.)

Find more info on home air leakage here:https://www.nachi.org/documents2012/Air-Leaks-Guide-3.pdf

Don’t sweat it this summer. Keeping your system running smoothly depends on proper maintenance and service needs. Now is the best time before problems arise to have your system checked. Being proactive before the summer hits will help ensure your comfort!


Chad Seboldadmin

I have 15 years of HVAC experience working with furnaces, air conditioners, humidifiers, air exchangers, boilers, air purification, etc. I am currently insured and bonded by the state of Minnesota and am NATE certified. Call me for help in Chaska and surrounding areas - (952) 679-0102.