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Energy Saving Tips

These projects and energy saving tips will cut your energy consumption.

  1. Air Leak Testing & Sealing

    Follow these surprisingly easy tips and techniques for sealing air leaks in your home and save big money on your heating and cooling bills.

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  1. Save Energy by Closing Heat Registers


    It seems like a waste to heat unused rooms, but closing heat registers may actually increase heating costs, especially with newer systems.

  2. How to Insulate a House


    Learn from experts and manufacturers how to insulate your roof, walls, crawlspace and other parts of the house. It's all in the details.

  3. 9 Home Energy Conservation Tips for the Winter


    Read expert tips about new, innovative and tried-and-true ways to tame your heating bills—without sacrificing comfort.

  4. Efficient Heating: Duel-Fuel Heat Pump


    In cold climates, dual-fuel heat pumps (different from heat pumps used in the South) replace your air conditioner and save you money for both heating and cooling.

  5. DIY Solar Water Heating


    You can install a solar hot water kit yourself to supplement your existing system and save on energy costs. The system will often pay for itself in several years. All photos courtesy of FAFCO.

  6. Getting Your Energy Source From the Sun May Save You


    Photovoltaic solar panels are getting cheaper and more efficient, but they’re still not for everyone. These questions will help you decide if they make sense for your house. Photo by Shawn O’Connor/Getty Images

  7. Energy Saving Tips - Replace Your Refrigerator, Heating System and Water Heater


    Does it pay to replace an old but still working appliance with a new, more efficient model? Learn how to calculate the real costs over the life of the appliance.

  8. How to Save Energy and Cut Cooling Costs


    Keep cool and save money on air conditioning too. Here are the ten best ways to cut costs and improve your AC system.

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