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5 Steps Toward Energy Efficiency at Home


Energy bills are something every homeowner must deal with, but there are ways to reduce your energy bill without sacrificing your comfort. Here are a few ways you can make your home more energy efficient.

Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters make up approximately 15-25% of energy costs, so getting a more efficient water heater could help you save a significant amount on your bill.


Make Sure Your Home is Properly Sealed

Making sure there are no leaks letting large amounts of air in or out of your home is an easy way to save on energy costs. This can happen with in the doors, windows, attics, or basements. Seal those leaks!


Add Insulation

In the same vein as sealing leaks, adding insulation is an effective strategy to make sure your home isn’t drastically affected by the weather outside. Obviously if you can keep your home from getting too hot or too cold, you don’t have to spend as much on energy costs!


Install a Programmable Thermostat

With a programmable thermostat, you can easily reduce energy costs by setting the climate control systems to achieve the optimal temperature for lower costs.


Less Air Conditioning, More Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans circulate air around your home at a cost that’s significantly cheaper than running the air conditioner all day, everyday.



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