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Going Green Easy Tips!

Following, are some easy things you can do around your home to save energy:

Doors and Windows:  Gaps between the walls and the windows and door frames allow a lot of your conditioned air to escape and let the outdoor air in.   Install caulking in these gaps around windows and doors, and if the gaps are large expanding foam may work better.

Floor and Wall Insulation:  Having enough insulation is important in helping keep homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter; all while using less energy.  Big tip here is to make sure there are not gaps or voids in your insulation blanket.  Check to see if there are, and look closely, for gaps around attic stairways or over attic access doors.  Also caulk anywhere there are penetrations for plumbing lines or electrical wiring that extend to the exterior of your home.

Two more easy, energy savers:  Replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents which typically use up to 75% less energy.  Look closely if you have a refrigerator or freezer in your basement that may be under utilized.  We all think how handy they are, but older appliances can use between $10 and $15 per month each and that is not handy at all.

Appliances and HVAC Systems:   Change HVAC filters regularly and consider upgrading your thermostat with a programmable model that can have a positive and noticeable impact right away.  Make sure it has a set back feature that can save you up to 3% of your current energy cost of heating and cooling bills.