In the middle of winter, you want your home to keep heat from your furnace, boiler, or heat pump inside for maximum comfort and energy efficiency. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case—many homes waste as much as 30% of their heat!
Where is all that heat going? Here’s how the average house tends to lose heat—do any of the following sound familiar to you?
Ceilings, walls, and floors: 30%
Poor insulation levels and air leaks are responsible for the majority of energy loss in a home.
Duct leaks can waste energy from your heating system before it ever reaches the rooms of your house!
If your fireplace has a broken or missing damper, you could be letting heat escape all winter.
The holes where plumbing pipes enter and exit the living spaces of your home are often where air leaks occur.
If your home’s windows are old, with single pane glass or tiny air leaks, they could be costing you in energy waste.
Did you know that an ⅛” gap under an exterior door can let as much heat escape as a 2½ inch hole in the wall?
Just like the area around plumbing pipes, sloppy fan and vent installation in your ceiling and walls is often responsible for heat-wasting air leaks.
Spend Less to Heat Your Home with WMGB Home Improvement
Tired of pouring money down the drain to heat your home? Home improvement upgrades from WMGB can transform your Western Michigan home’s energy use. With replacement insulation and air sealing, duct sealing, and new window and exterior door installation, you’ll be saving money on energy costs and making your home more comfortable for you and your family.