Energy Saving Tips

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Energy Saving Tips

Making a couple of simple changes can boost your home's value, also as make it more energy efficient:

1. Lower the thermostat on your hot-water heater .

2. Check for air leaking around doors.

3. Close the air vents in rooms not in use.

4. Keep heat producers faraway from your thermostat in summer.

5. Clean your furnace and air conditioning filters.

6. Operate large appliances during low-use periods in summer.

7. Request an energy audit. Most utility companies will make recommendations or offer low-cost financing for improvements.

8. Replace deficient insulation.

9. Replace old or inefficient appliances. If your budget limits you to replacing one appliance, buy a replacement refrigerator, which represents about half your bill .

10. Buy new light bulbs. Replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent, which buy themselves in energy conservation.

11. check out EEM Mortgages. An Energy Efficient Mortgage is federally recognized and provides benefits to a borrower purchasing a home that's energy efficient or are often made energy efficient through the installation of energy-saving improvements. (For more information about EEMs, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and concrete Development.)