Living Room Energy Facts
Living Room Insulation: Many older homes have insufficient or failed insulation in walls or ceilings. Adding insulation is one of the easiest and most cost-effective options for improving the efficiency of a home.
Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans provide a breeze that can make a room feel about 5°F cooler.
Windows: During the summer, the air conditioner must work harder to cool hot rooms with single-pane or leaky windows. In winter, cold air from inefficient windows can lead to drafty, uncomfortable rooms. But contrary to popular belief, other home improvements usually have a much larger impact on energy efficiency (and faster payback) than new windows. These include improved insulation, air sealing, updated HVAC equipment, and newer ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances.