It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, it's my last heating bill...
January 23, 2001
Feeling the burn from high-flying heating bills? Wishing you could give Old Man Winter a healthy dose of Kryptonite and a stiff kick in the shins? Well, there are real steps you can take to improve the heating efficiency of your home and help reduce out-of-this-world heating costs. Apply a little building science, and faster than a speeding bullet, you can help bring Mr. Freeze to his knees and take the bite out of Frosty.
There's a lot of information out there these days regarding steps you should take to make your house warmer and help save on heating costs. Not all of the advice you encounter is the most conducive to achieving those goals and maintaining the health and safety of the occupants of your dwelling. Some actions by themselves do little to improve heating efficiency, while others can endanger the well-being of you and your fellow inhabitants.
Advanced Energy's intrepid team of building science consultants have amassed a substantial body of knowledge concerning the construction and operation of high performance homes , knowledge that is centered around making homes safe, healthy, durable, comfortable, energy efficient, and environmentally responsible.
In response to the season's heating cost crisis, our team of consultants have compiled a list of do's and don't's for combating winter's chilly onslaught and the tyranny of runaway bills. Take a look, and maybe you can knock the worst wrath of winter off the tracks in a single bound and keep your house warmer and cheaper to operate than a locomotive!
Check out the following links for the tops of our tips, more information on high performance homes, a list of agencies in North Carolina that provide weatherization assistance to low-income families, and information on Advanced Energy's Affordable Housing: