Answer to Saving Energy Could Be in Home

By: Ashley Porter Email
By: Ashley Porter Email

People who are trying to tighten up their budgets could save hundreds by tightening up their homes.

Air leakage is one of the things that leads to energy loss from a house or other building.

"We're plugging in those air leaks, putting in better insulation, and reducing the cost of the home ownership in utilities by $700-$900 annually," said Bo Smith of Cornerstone Home Lending as he demonstrated how the test works.

The typical home in the United States has a 3 by 3 hole. A small leak can have a tremendous effect.

While fixing those energy hogs may cost you thousands, your utility savings could make up for it in a matter of years.

To find the best ways to make your home more energy efficient, you may contact the state energy office at 601-359-6600, or visit

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