Saturday, April 14, 2007

House Conservation is profitable

In October of 2006 I made major conservation projects to our house. I installed new attic insulation, sealed all the holes in the foundation, and insulated spaces between the floor beams. After an interesting (and cold) winter a review of my housing energy costs show that both natural gas and electricity were down by almost 25%. Given that the US Government offered an addition $500 tax deduction for insulation and another $200 for an energy replacement window the project will pay for itself in 2 years. I would strongly advice everyone to work on energy conservation in the coming years since energy costs will continue to increase.