Category Archives: Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) Program

There’s never been a better time to make your home more energy efficient! The ECO-Link Program is providing reduced rate financing for homeowners making “whole home” and energy efficient improvements to their homes. The Department of Energy statistics show that people weatherizing their homes with energy efficient products save between 10-30% on standard utility bills.

Find out more about the ECO-Link Program at the website and contact us today for your handyman needs!


Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits

You can easily conduct a home energy audit yourself. With a simple but diligent walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house. When auditing your home, keep a checklist of areas you have inspected and problems you found. This list will help you prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades.

Locate Air Leaks
Check for indoor air leaks, such as gaps along the baseboard or edge of the flooring and at junctures of the walls and ceiling. Check to see if air can flow through these places:

  • Electrical outlets
  • Switch plates
  • Window frames
  • Baseboards
  • Weather stripping around doors
  • Fireplace dampers
  • Attic hatches
  • Wall- or window-mounted air conditioners