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Energy Saving Ideas For Your Home

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Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you’ll save up to 5 percent on heating costs. pen curtains on north-facing windows on sunny winter days. This will allow the free, natural solar energy to warm your house.

Replace or clean furnace filters once a month. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy use. Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted will reduce energy use, saving up to 5 percent of heating costs.

Reduce hot water temperature by setting your water heater to the “normal” setting or 120-degrees Fahrenheit. Savings are 7-11 percent of water heating costs.

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