I was in some extreme need of tricks and tools to start saving on my energy costs. I moved up into the mountains last year. Since afternoon 1, I have experienced a spike in my heating and cooling bills. I knew I was in for a temperature change, but I assume I didn’t think about what that would mean for my bi-weekly household budget. First, my heating bill skyrocketed absurdly to my shock. Then, once warm season came around, I found my air conditioning took an important hit as well! I needed a solution quick. All I could think of was to find ways to better conserve energy. I had no proposal of where to start; consequently, I called my local Heating, ventilation and A/C store and asked if a serviceman could come over to assess my home. I was so surprised how much time he spent going over every detail with me. He explained the importance of regular Heating, ventilation and cooling service, which I tend to completely slack off at times. He told myself and others that my air vents need to be cleaned respectfully, and adjusting out the air filters. I had not even considered this before. Then, he went into my basement to check out my ductwork. Apparently, the ductwork was entirely worn out. It looked as if it had not been replaced in years. It never occurred to myself and others to check on any of this before now. I couldn’t know how I caused so much of my own added expenses! I was taking a lot of notes. I was sure to get everything up and in honestly working order. When couple of weeks passed and I acquired my utility bill, I was amazed to see my financial savings. All of the replaces I did to my heating and cooling proposal really paid off!