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Rethink Energy: What You Can Know With Snow

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. Got a question? Email us at [email protected]!

Snow cometh! What can you know with snow? Try this!

As snow falls, keep an eye on your roof and the roofs of surrounding homes. A light snow can tell a lot about the efficiency of a home. About an inch of snow is best to identify issues. Fast-melting roof snow can be a symptom of inadequate insulation.

Not all areas of missing snow are indications of energy issues. Hone your eye by taking note of tree limbs over a home, high winds and areas where direct sun may create funky patterns on a roof. Nevertheless, this is a quick way to take inventory of what might be happening in your home.

Take advantage of Arlington’s Home Energy Rebates to help make your home more comfortable and save money. Arlington homeowners can receive a rebate up to $575 to add insulation, air seal, or install an efficient furnace or water heater.

Stay warm, stay safe, and keep an eye on your roof. It might be trying to tell you something.

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