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Making Your House More Energy Efficient

October 10, 2000

Photo of someone installing a water heater blanket.Now that the cold months are nearly upon many of us we wanted to share some ideas about how to make your house more energy efficient. As much as 60% of your energy bill can go to heating your house. Here are some tips to cut down on the amount of energy you are losing.

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Simple Ways to Save on Your Heating Expenses

Tip: Looking for drafts? Hold a piece of tissue up around doors and windows. When the tissue flutters, you have a draft that is affecting your heating bill.

Here some other things you can do that require a little more money, time and effort.

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July 12, 2011

Check with your power company, your county, state, and nonprofit organizations to see if there are any free weatherization programs available. I did and had my house completely weatherized for free.

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November 20, 2011

Here are some tips from the U.S. Department of Energy for making your hot water use more efficient.

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April 9, 2004

The Home Energy Saver website has a useful tool for determining how much you spend on energy and how much having a more energy efficient house can save you.

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