Heating and Cooling

Heating and Cooling – About 55% of Home Energy Use for a Minnesota Home

Four primary factors affect energy use from heating and cooling – the leakiness of your home, the insulation of your home, the performance of your heating and cooling systems, and the source of these systems. Action to reduce energy usage in the heating and cooling sector should be undertaken in that order since added insulation will provide little benefit if air can leak through it, and an improved heating system makes little difference without proper air sealing and insulation. When you get started, you may also want to get more information through various energy assessments. Here’s pages on these four major steps:

  1. Energy Assessments
  2. Air Leaks
  3. Insulation
  4. Heating and Cooling System Performance
  5. Switching to Clean Heat and Cooling

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