Your action plan: Easy as ABC.
“Which improvements are most important?
What are the most cost-effective upgrades I can make?
What do I do first?”
These are good questions. The whole-house “systems” approach to home functionality can easily crowd your brain with numerous upgrade options –from adding insulation and sealing duct leaks to installing LED lightbulbs and replacing HVAC equipment.
When you begin to think differently about how your house works and learn how different house systems interact, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by improvement possibilities. Don’t worry. There’s a smart, effective way to prioritize home performance upgrades. The “ABC Strategy” explained below is actually based on building science, the study of how different building systems interact.