The peak Summer heat is just around the corner. And, where I live, that comes with a hefty utility bill related the Heating and Air Conditioning use. Still, I am consistently looking to save money so that’s why I’m getting far more proactive about lessening the load on the Heating and Air Conditioning. I just hate the heat of Summer for several reasons. But, it’s mainly that it just gets so overwhelmingly hot. However, right up there is the fact that the utility bill sky rockets during the summer. Seeing that bill adds sweat to my already sweaty existence because I think how painful it is to write the check. The Heating and Air Conditioning running so much of the time in order to cool the house is particularly extravagant. That’s why this Spring, I decided to get a bit more proactive and prepared for the heat. I went about doing particularly easy DIY stuff to ensure that I can save a bit when it comes to keeping cool. It started with making sure that the Heating and Air Conditioning treated air was staying inside my home. Having the cool air leak out through cracks and gaps is a large reason for spiraling energy costs during the summer. I started by taking a caulking gun and simply going over every square foot of the exterior of my home. I sealed everything that I could find. Then, I went to the attic and made sure that the perimeter was sealed tight. I also added a few more rolls of insulation. Next, I ripped out all the weather stripping from the doors and entry points. I upgraded them with a higher quality genre of weather stripping which virtually stops all Heating and Air Conditioning air leaks. I expect that I will see at least a 10 percent savings.