James Dulley's
Cut Your Utility Bills column
for Statewide Editors Assoc.

    "Saving money in an
Earth-friendly manner"


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Mechanical Engineer
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
  Nationally-Syndicated Columns
(200 newspapers and magazines)

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287u - "How to do a mini-energy audit yourself before winter" - c287-1.jpg - Tape a bulb thermometer on the wall next to the heat pump thermostat to check the thermostat accuracy. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c287-2.jpg - The laser beam from the Thermal Leak Detector turns blue when it senses a cooler spot or red for warmer spots. - Photo credit - Black & Decker

- c287-3.jpg - Infrared thermomter detects warm and cool spots anywhere throughout the house. - Photo credit - Black & Decker

- c287-4.jpg - Check for air leaks where pipes penetrate the wall and where the sill plate rests on the foundation. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c287-5.jpg - Check for leaks at joints in the ductwork and sealthem with a brush-on sealer or Gorilla tape. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c287-6.jpg - Hold a stick of lighted incense near window weatherstripping on a windy day. Observe the trail of the smoke to identify leaky areas. - Photo credit - James Dulley