I have a large, older home and it tends to be drafty in the wintertime and boiling in the summer. Insufficient insulation and high ceilings cause the heating and cooling plan to struggle to maintain an even temperature. The majority of my budget goes directly to indoor temperature control on a day by day basis. The situation is made even worse because the duct system runs through the attic and is impacted by the temperature. The attic tends to be extremely sizzling and sticky in the summer, and chilly cold in the winter. About a year ago, when a heating, ventilation, and A/C professional was handling the official repair of the a/c, she suggested I update the attic insulation. Her company specializes in blown-in insulation which minimizes labor-costs, disruption to the home, and unwanted messes. The blown-in insulation conforms to strange shapes to provide a superior seal too. I hired the heating, ventilation, and A/C company to come back in the fall and ensure that the attic is respectfully insulated and ventilated, but already the process has successfully trimmed thirty percent off my annual utility bills. The gas furnace and a/c no longer run for such expansive cycles and more genuinely manage comfort levels. Because of reducing wear and tear, I expect the heating and cooling unit to operate more reliability and last longer in the future. The update in insulation has also eliminated nasty drafts, sizzling and cold spots, and also minimized temperature stratification. I’ve noticed less troubles with excess humidity in the summer, and the home even smells better. I don’t need to scrub as often, because there’s far less dust floating around in the air every minute. I am always looking for other strategies I can take to improve the energy efficiency, comfort and air quality of my home.