Periodically owning a home can be quite painful. I say this of the constant repairs as well as upkeep that my hubby as well as I must do on our home. There have been many times after a long weekend of yard toil or repairs that we believe we have been beat up as well as every muscle in our body hurts. It still seems worth it but occasionally I wish I could just hire someone to do all the work. There is another kind of hurt that comes with being a homeowner as well as that is the pain that you have in your billfold each time you get your bills. It is amazing to myself and others how much they have increased over the past years, so we try to do as much as we can to keep everything modern. We make sure to have our service done on a HVAC plan so that it is running as well as possible, as well as change the filter on a proper basis. Even with all of our combined efforts it seems that our energy bills is creeping up every month as well as so we decided to have an energy assessment done on the home. When the assessment was done, the supplier informed us that much of our heat as well as air conditioning was going through the aging windows in our home. This was the one area that we had never addressed since when we first bought the house, about 15 years ago, the windows were new. I am really glad that we had this assessment done as well as highly suggest others contacting their HVAC dealer to do this too.