Plug it up
Check home for air leaks
Summers in Chico are notoriously beastly. So while the temperatures are still relatively cool, it’s a good time to assess your house or apartment to see where you could save on energy costs when the heat wave hits. The U.S. Department of Energy has put together a handy guide to self-evaluating your energy use (go to www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits for more info). Below is a list of places to check for air leaks. Plug or caulk holes to keep your energy costs down.
Weather stripping around doors
Wall- or window-mounted air conditioners