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Why? Poorly sealed ducts can lose up to 20% of heated or cooled air before it reaches living spaces, making them a major cause for high heating and cooling bills....
Save up to $70 per year
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Why? Showering accounts for about 40% of the average home's hot water use, but energy-efficient showerheads can cut use in half. Energy-efficient showerheads...
Save up to $40 per year
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Why? Furniture, carpets, and other objects can block vents and prevent heated or cooled air from traveling. This blockage makes your heating or cooling system work...
Save up to $10 per year
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Why? Gaps and cracks between the inside and outside of your home can allow heated air to escape in the winter and cooled air to escape in the summer. This forces...
Save up to $90 per year
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Why? Turning down the temperature on your pool heater will significantly decrease the amount of energy you use to keep your pool...
Save up to $220 per year
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Why? In a typical home, about 10% of the energy used for water heating is lost moving water to and from the tank and your faucets — even more in large houses....
Save up to $15 per year
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Why? You can save 5-15% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 10-15°F for eight...
Save up to $45 per year
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Why? The average American spends about 8 minutes taking a shower roughly once a day. Reducing average shower time by 1 minute can result in a 13% decrease in...
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Why? The edges of doors and windows are often not sealed well, allowing unconditioned air to seep into your home or conditioned air to escape. Windows and doors...
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Why? Taking advantage of winter sunlight can help make a dent in your heating costs. Open blinds during the day to provide natural lighting and capture free...
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Why? Heating can account for a large portion of energy use. If your heating system needs to be replaced, choose an energy efficient...
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Why? ENERGY STAR certified products use as much as 65% less energy than standard models. The ENERGY STAR label can be found on a variety of products for your...
Save up to $45 per year, varies by item
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Why? Water heating is typically one of the largest energy expenses in your home, after heating and cooling. If your gas water heater was manufactured before 2000,...
Save up to $60 per year
Why? Water heating accounts for up to 20% of a typical home's total energy use. Each 10°F you lower the temperature of your water heater can result in a 5% savings...
Save up to $20 per year
Why? Outlets and light switches in the walls that separate your home from the outdoors are often overlooked sources of heating or cooling loss. Insulating these...
Why? Your dishwasher uses considerable energy, especially in terms of hot water. If your dishwasher was manufactured before 1994, replacing it with an ENERGY...
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