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Home heating and insulation

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Winter officially begins this week and that can mean a lot of money spent on heating your home. So, it's a good time to find out where those heating dollars are escaping.

Renee Wilson, president of Rockweiler Insulation, says if you notice your furnace running more often, drafts, and high energy bills your home is probably not properly insulated.

Wilson says the most common air-leaks happen with recessed light fixtures, plumbing penetrations, chimney chases, dropped soffits where kitchen cabinets attach to ceilings, attic access openings, and any other pathways to the attic; including electrical wires, exhaust fan housings, skylights, and more.

According to Wilson, you should get your attic assessed first.

Wilson says air sealing helps heated and cooled air stay inside your home by closing the gaps that leak air. She says investing in your home's insulation and sealing air leaks can help homeowners save lots of money.

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