It took myself and others a long time to really figure out why my utility bills were so high. I first thought it was a problem with my Heating, Ventilation, and AC. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system must have been not working as it should. I cleaned up the air filter, oiled our oil furnace blower and removed the mold from the cooling coil. I even evaluated everything else to see if there was some small Heating, Ventilation, and A/C service I overlooked. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C device was in fabulous operating condition. But, the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C was still costing myself and others a fortune all of the sudden. What was the dang problem? I finally worked it out about a month ago. The problem wasn’t with the heating and cooling unit, it was the crappy ductwork the air went through. My ductwork has a ton of holes in it, but having HVAC ducts with holes in it isn’t the worst thing in the world. The rips do literally open the ductwork to the all outside air. So chilly outdoor air will leak into the home, but also all the quality heating will go outside and not inside your home. Then the oil furnace continues pumping out heated air as it has not reached the setting on the control unit. The same happens with our a/c. Cool air inside, hot air outside and the A/C never turns off. If it had not been detected, I could have ruined my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit. However now I just need to get a Heating, Ventilation, and A/C contractor for the ductwork sealing. Once the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C ducts are reasonably patched, my utility bills should go down. However, I once read that most Heating, Ventilation, and A/C contractors end up ruining ductwork as they try to seal it since they are so rough with it.