While old homes are not necessarily inefficient by default, problems can stem from antiquated windows, which can be leaky and cause conditioned air to escape the home. Leaky windows may not seem like a big deal at face value (especially if you can barely notice the leak), but they may well be negatively affecting the energy efficiency of your home and costing you more money each month than necessary.
As the season is changing here in Western Massachusetts, many inefficiencies with your home’s heating and cooling systems that might normally go undetected are more obvious. Fixing them is more important than ever. They might be making your home uncomfortable and increasingly expensive to heat. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reducing drafts in a home can result in energy savings that range from 5% to 30% per year.