Becoming your own home energy audit

Knowing your own heating system and how it works is the first step

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -Everyone likes saving money.. especially when it comes to your heating bill. 22News is working for you with how to save yourself some money on your home energy audit.

Knowing your own heating system and how it work is the first step so you can quickly figure out when something is wrong.

The first thing you can do is look for air leaks, especially near gaps along the flooring or ceiling. Make sure you seal them up before the cold air gets in. You can also reduce the lighting in your home by using timers and sensors.

Conducting your own assessment can help spot some problems in your home but it’s still important to get a professional’s opinion, especially if you’re a new homeowner.

Joshua Smith, who is a Service Manager at Berkshire Heating & Air Conditioning, told 22News, “average homeowner hard to tell on their own you can feel if you have a cold spot or a drafty area but to have a real assessment you’d have to call a professional company have them do an energy audit at your home .”

Other ways you can save energy in your home are making sure you have a programmable thermostat, and changing your air filters.

With winter right around the corner the quicker you get the assessment done, the easier the winter season will be.