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Rethink energy: What you can know with snow

As snow falls, keep an eye on your roof and the roofs of surrounding homes. Even a little snow can tell a lot about the energy efficiency of a home.

It may be spring, but 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. Even a little snow can tell a lot about the energy efficiency of a home.

As snow melts, you may be able to identify issues in your home. 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, watching snow patterns on the roof is a quick way to take inventory of what might be happening in your home.

Arlington’s Home Energy Rebates are available through June 18. Time is limited to insulate your home for year-round comfort or upgrade to a more efficient water heater, heating or cooling system!

Completed projects and rebate applications must be submitted by June 18.

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

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