“I'd be willing to bet that these walls don't have insulation in them.”
Mark Loscutoff was just a few minutes into a recent energy audit in a 1927 home when he placed his wager. Homeowner Patty Scamperino had a feeling he'd say that.
Last February, while she was away for most of the month, Scamperino set the thermostat in the low 50s and still came home to a heating bill that was more than $200.
“It was ridiculous,” she said. “This year, I wanted to get someone in here and get things taken care of before it gets too cold.”