When I purchased our lake house many years ago, I was eager to make the purchase as well as did little investigatory work on our part to inspect the quality of the house, inside as well as out. There were plumbing concerns I would have found if I had simply bothered to look underneath the sinks while in our walk-through. I even missed roof disfigure that looked love an old leak from years back. Granted, at 60 years old, this lake house is far from new, however there is a certain level of care almost everyone expect from a home owned by the same man since it was built. In this case, the home was abused in every way possible. When our electric bills kept climbing while I struggled to keep our lake house cool last summer, I figured there must be something wrong anywhere in our Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C system. The Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C tech who checked our lake house told myself and others that our numerous-year-old a/c was in perfect shape, as well as our HVAC duct, which had been upgraded a year after the A/C unit. My problem was with our windows, the tech explained. They were old as well as extremely leaky, so much so that I was losing up to 40% of our energy just to the windows alone. When you have 1 room with an entire wall of windows, this starts to stack up tremendously. I looked around as well as found the best window dealers in town. After a few PC calls, I chose 1 supplier to come as well as do the entire lake house at once. It wasn’t cheap in any conceivable way, however the improvement in our heating as well as cooling plan is immeasurable. It’s love I purchased an actually new Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C plan to upgrade the old 1. But all I did to increase the performance in energy usage was upgrade old, leaky windows.