Statistics show that the average American home loses 30% of its energy to air leaks â€” and about 85% of those leaks are in the roof and attic space. As for the other 15%, inadequate wall insulation is among the biggest culprits.
When air escapes from your home through the nooks, cracks, and crannies in your windows and walls, you’re losing expensive energy along with it. It’s almost like you’re paying to heat or cool the outdoors â€” and that’s a losing battle!
LED light bulbs are different. For starters, LED lighting does not radiate heat in the same way that these other bulbs do. In fact, LED bulbs contain a â€œheat sinkâ€ that absorbs the incoming heat’s electricity and redistributes it away from the LEDs and dissipates it back into the environment.
Home energy audits are increasingly popular, and the companies claiming to provide them are increasingly common. So how do you know which one to trust? You aren’t the only one asking that question. We find that a lot of people know why they want a home energy audit. But understanding exactly what the audit is in the first place? That’s a different story.
We all tend to forget that our attics exist. They’re quiet, creepy, and hidden away in rarely seen rafters. But whether you remember it or not, your attic does exist, and it’s costing you money every second of every day.