SYMPTOMS OF AN ENERGY SICK HOME

 

  • IS YOUR HOME COLD IN WINTER?
  • DO YOU FEEL COLD DRAUGHTS UNDER DOORS, AROUND WINDOWS AND AROUND ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING FIXTURES?
  • DOES YOUR HVAC SYSTEM RUN INCESSANTLY OR CONTINOUSLY CYCLES ON AND OFF DURING COLD WEATHER?
  • DOES THE TEMPERATURE DROP >10°F AT NIGHT IF THE HVAC IS SWITCHED OFF?
  • IS YOUR HOME HOT IN SUMMER? DOES YOUR AC RUN INCESSANTLY?
  • DO YOU HAVE HIGH HUMIDITY DURING HOT PERIODS
  • DO YOUR WINDOWS HAVE CONDENSATION ON THEM IN HOT AND OR COLD WEATHER?
  • DO YOU GET STATIC ELECTRIC SHOCK IN COLD WEATHER?
  • ARE YOU STILL USING INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS?
  • IS YOUR HVAC SYSTEM OLDER THAN TEN YEARS?
  • HAS IT BEEN SERVICED IN THE PAST THREE YEARS?
  • ARE YOUR APPLIANCES OLDER THAN TEN YEARS?

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • DOES YOUR HOME SMELL OF ODORS OR IS MUSTY?
  • IS THERE MOLD OR MILDEW ON ANY SURFACES AND A SMELL OF DAMPNESS?

 

WATER

  • DOES YOUR WATER TASTE BAD?
  • DO YOUR GLASSES APPEAR CLOUDY AFTER WASHING?
  • ARE YOUR CLOTHES ROUGH AFTER WASHING?
  • DO YOU HAVE ELUSIVE SOAP SUDS? 

 

If you have any of these symptoms your home needs a check-up.  If you have multiple symptoms you are probably spending a lot of money heating and cooling your neighborhood!