Consider installing a sealed gas fireplace insert.
Significant amounts of warmth in winter and coolness in summer escape up the chimney. A fireplace insert will dramatically reduce these losses. Hire a chimney maintenance or weatherization vendor to install fireplace inserts. Keep your damper closed unless a fire is burning to prevent up to 8% of heated air from going up the chimney.
If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
No matter how efficient your heating and cooling equipment is, if your home is not properly sealed and insulated, you may not be as comfortable as you could be, and your heating and cooling systems will have to work harder. Additionally, if you have leaky or poorly insulated ductwork, your home might have humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that are never quite comfortable. Improving the building shell and sealing ducts can generally improve your home.