Lower my Energy Bill with these 5 Saving Tips

How to Save Money on Energy Costs in Your Home
Many communities around the US are seeing their energy costs increase; sometimes dramatically.  Whether you are energy conscious or just trying to save money, there are many steps you can take to lower your home bills while helping the environment at the same time. 1) Saving up to 35% on your utility bills 2.) Adjusting thermostat when you aren't at home 3.) Water heater - insulate your heater and pipes 4.) Invest in appliances with the ENERGY STAR(R) rating 5.) Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) 6.) Insulate attic and walls
  • February 13 2013 - South Lake Tahoe
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Ick.
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Hire a building performance analyst. Have him test the home for air leakage and test the duct work for leakage. 
In a recent project I worked on for a BPA, he prescribed methods of air sealing. We reduced air leakage by 43% and reduced duct leakage by 92%. We discovered a 8"x8" hole in the main trunk line blowing into a floor cavity, replaced 5 really nice Jalousie windows, and adjusted doors and windows....since the home was built over 30 years ago.
Consequently the humidity indoors dropped to 51% from 67%. At one time for about 3 or 4 days it was down to 47%.
Big gains using caulk, and sealing wall and ceiling penetrations.
Reduce stack effect for a much more energy efficient AND comfortable home!
 
  • February 14 2013
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Mr Burrows appears to be excellent at plagiarizing.  I sure wouldn't want to chose a lender without scruples, I wonder why he thinks it is a good idea to have his plagiarism show for years in the Advice section?



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