New HVAC and adding insulation

My house is honestly extremely old, very big, and nearly impossible to heat and cool.  I have a house of ten-foot ceilings and lots of big windows. I also live in an space with severe weather.  The typical Wintertide temperature drops well below zero, while the summer time temperature consistently climbs into the high eighties.  With the gas furnace and air conditioner running all day long, nearly all year long, weekly bills make up the majority of our budget. I am regularly feel like I’m searching for possibilities to reduce energy waste.  I’ve gradually replaced every single outdated window in the house, carefully caulked around them and added brand new weather stripping to the exterior doors. I make sure to have the gas furnace and air conditioner system are both professionally took care of every year to ensure peak operation.  Last year, I recall that when the Heating & A/C dealer completed the maintenance of our gas furnace, he highly recommended insulating the attic. He said that I was easily losing a good deal of the purposely heated air through leaks in the attic. Since the attic is correctly overheated in the long, difficult summertime and chilly cold in the winter, this made sense.  The Heating & A/C dealer in town utilized blown-in insulation to seal the attic. This process was quick and caused us no extra mess or disruption to the house. One of the benefits of blown-in insulation is that it easily conforms to odd shaped spaces and corners. The insulation is moisture and totally fire resistance, and creates a sound barrier for us. Once the project was complete, I instantly also noticed an improvement in the comfort , cleanliness and smell of our home.  There are no longer drafts or uncomfortable warm or cold spots, and I’ve trimmed about fifteen percent off our usual weekly bills.

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