The utilities in our town are owned by the local government. I assume it is a pretty sizable upgrade stream for them, if our electric bill is any indication. I try to conserve both water as well as electricity, however even when I am easily careful our town bills can be so discouraging. I have consistently known that the greatest portion of the electric usage in a home is the Heating as well as A/C system. Anything that makes your gas furnace or a/c work harder is costing you money. Because of that, I called in the specialist to do an energy audit of our house. I don’t own the house, I rent, although I was hoping there would be some simple things I could do to save on heating as well as cooling and other things that could decrease our energy footprint. It turns out there were a few things after all. First, there are small cracks between the bottom of the doors as well as the floor. Those allow the air conditioning as well as heating to escape, which means our central heating as well as cooling proposal has to work longer as well as harder. The guy recommended I purchase in lavish draft dodgers to venue there. Second, the climate control/energy auditor showed myself and others that the caulking around our windows was looking pretty pathetic. To help our air conditioning device out even more, I should re-caulk the windows. He looked at our air filter, as well as much to our delight, he was cheerful that it wasn’t dirty. I do change the air conditioning device air filters constantly! Go me! He did also say that the central heating as well as cooling device I have does not have a high SEER rating, however there is nothing I can do about that.