You may not have money to remodel your home to save energy. However there is one simple thing to do, you can fix air leaks with weather-stripping and caulking. Seal up crack between your toasty interior and windy exterior. This can greatly reduce your homes energy usage through more efficient heating and cooling. Of course, lowering energy usage saves you money and lowers your carbon footprint.
What's in it for you and the planet
Many homes constantly leak their temperature-controlled air and take in outside weather even if they don’t feel drafty. With the windows and doors closed, there can still be hidden gaps around window or doorframes, between the baseboards, floorboards, and by outlets. Didn’t your parents tell you not to, “heat the great outdoors!” Turns out, they were right on the money.
You can save 5-10% on your energy bill or 7.5% on average by fixing air leaks with weather-stripping and caulking. Instead of giving an extra $48-$139 to your energy company why not use it for something nice for yourself!