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Here's some information on how to lower energy bills. By using a few inexpensive energy-efficient measures, you can reduce your energy bills by 10% to 50% and, at the same time, help reduce air pollution.Here's some information on how to lower energy bills. By using a few inexpensive energy-efficient measures, you can reduce your energy bills by 10% to 50% and, at the same time, help reduce air pollution.

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Summer
Short term savings Long Term Savings

Set your thermostat at 78 degrees-higher when your away

Install and use programmable thermostats

If you have central air conditioning, replace furnace filters and follow maintenance schedules

Seal exterior cracks and holes

Close off unused areas

Install an energy efficient Air conditioner

Keep shades and blinds closed

Schedule annual A/C checks and tune-ups for efficiency

Keep exterior door and windows closed as much as possible

Inspect and upgrade attic and wall insulation if necessary

Use fans to help circulate cool air

Install energy efficient doors and windows

 

Winter

Short term savings Long Term Savings

Set your thermostat at 68 degrees-lower when your away

Install and use programmable thermostats

Replace furnace filters and follow maintenance schedules

Seal exterior cracks and holes

Close off unused areas

Install an energy efficient furnace

Use film insulation over windows

Schedule annual furnace checks and tune-ups for efficiency and safety

Keep exterior door and windows closed as much as possible

Inspect and upgrade attic and wall insulation if necessary

Limit the use of space heaters. They cure a symptom, not a problem

Install energy efficient windows and doors

Adjust register openings to keep rooms at the desired temperature

Add a humidifier-moist air feels warmer

Rearrange furniture for winter keeping furniture toward inside walls and away from windows. Avoid blocking registers and air returns

Install low cost pre cut insulation gaskets and install behind electrical switches and outlets on outside walls

 

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