The freakishly cold temperatures being foretasted for New Jersey have homeowners scrambling to protect their homes against frigid temperatures, elevated energy costs, and comfort issues inherent in older New Jersey homes.
With sub-zero temperatures and "bomb cyclones", the voracious combination of below-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, and nearly foot of snow that slammed New Jersey earlier this year, Scott Fischer, Managing Member of Ciel reconnected with Rebecca Jarvis, host of ABC World News Tonight's Your Money to examine ways to save money on winter heating bills.
If you haven't prepared your home for colder weather, there are some smart, even scientifically-backed stay-warm tips to note. In this segment, we caught up with the Friedman's of Ridgewood NJ nearly a year after their Ciel Home Energy Audit. The home energy audit performed on their older Ridgewood, New Jersey home uncovered a number of upgrade opportunities including insulation, air-sealing, and weatherstripping.
As an arctic chill grips much of the country, home heating costs are soaring. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts they could spike as much as 32 percent this winter. That could increase even more if temperatures continue to drop below the current forecast. So how can consumers save...