A well-maintained furnace is a better means of keeping warm than cuddling with a camp stove or flooding the den with chicken soup. Raise the Fahrenheit with this Groupon.
$49 for Home Energy Audit ($425 Value)
For two to three hours, two experts survey home exteriors, then assess interiors with tools such as a blower door test, a thermal camera, and pressure tests for furnace ducts. Their results determine areas of air leakage and waste; sessions end with recommendations for energy-consumption reduction and affordable repairs.
Dr. Energy Saver
Dr. Energy Saver Lansing’s team of energy experts criss-crosses Michigan, safeguarding homes against energy inefficiencies with a panoply of techniques. The organization specializes in installing new home insulation—in styles from cellulose to fiberglass—to replace old-style insulation, such as fur walls. Their ductwork-sealing and air-sealing packages prevent the air leakage and drafts that leave heated houses chilly, and each of their home treatments comes with a complimentary estimate.
Before investing in new insulation or air sealing, homeowners can opt for a diagnostic energy audit. Over several hours, auditors use blower door tests, thermal cameras, and pressure tests for furnace ducts to find areas of air leakage in homes, then suggest savvy heating measures more cost effective than setting your house aflame.