5 Things to Look for in a New Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency


You may not be able to tell how well-insulated your walls are during an inspection, but you probably can check on the insulation in one key area: the attic. An improperly insulated attic can cause plenty of headaches: In the winter, hot air will rise, keeping the roof warm and melting the bottom layer of ice or snow which can lead to roof leaks. According to Energy Star, insulation in an attic should be as high as the floor joists with no low spots for maximum efficiency.