I am replacing all of our old windows for new ones, 2 windows at a time. This will help me with our energy saving, since the newer windows are much more energy efficient. My window upgrades will take me at least a full year to complete, since I won’t be changing all of the windows out all the windows at the same time. After this process is complete, I will be saving even more on our utility bill since the newer windows will not be leaking or allowing so much daylight to come into our house. I realize that our cool air was escaping through those leaks and the whole thing is causing our HVAC system to overtime. I had a chimney sweep come by last week and he replaced the chimney damper for the fireplace, as well. It seems that this whole summer cool air has been going right up our chimney and leaving our house. I will, continue to use the fireplace in the winter to help heat our home, but since it is in the middle of summer I’m happy to rely on our air conditioner to keep us cool all day. I set our thermostat to our favorite temperature control, and it works for me for the whole summer. It is getting more expensive to keep the air conditioner on everyday, so I am determined to get our home into a more energy efficient mode. That will require the guidance of a professional Heating and Air Conditioning provider.