18 Aug '12, 3pm

Do you have an old home that wreaks havoc on your energy bills? Here are a few simple tips to help you out.

In comparing energy efficiency, the difference between an existing home and a newly constructed one is that a new home is generally 30% more energy efficient. Considering a typical American household spends $115 a month on utilities, it’s easy to see just how great your savings could be. However, not everyone is lucky enough to be in a situation where they can build their own brand new home, especially in this economy! Nevertheless, there are still things that you can do to your current home to make it more energy efficient, leading to significant financial savings plus a more comfortable living environment. First, look for proper insulation Only 20% of pre 1980 homes are insulated to the proper standard. Up to 1/3 of your heating could be escaping through the ceiling. In the USA, your attic insulation should be between R-30 and R-60, depending on where you live. Although ...

Full article: http://www.resnet.us/library/energy-saving-tips-old-home/

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