When you buy your first home, you’re excited for your new life. What you may not be as excited for, however, is the energy bill. Fortunately, there are energy saving tips that can keep your home energy efficient and provide you with low-cost electricity. One tip is to air seal your home.

During extreme temperatures, you have to rely heavily on your heating or cooling system. This can drive your energy costs up, particularly if you have any gaps or leaks in your home that allows the air to exit the building. You need to pinpoint any physical gaps. Inspect your doors, windows and ensure that you have weather strips to avoid any escaped air. When you seal the air in, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard.