July 26, 2011

Save Energy-Save MONEY!!!

 Don't let your hard earned money fly out the window!  Follow the steps below and keep more money in your pocket!
1) Check for air leaks in the following places:
• Electrical outlets
• Switch plates
• Window frames
• Baseboards
• Weather stripping around doors
• Fireplace dampers
• Attic hatches
• Wall or window mounted air conditioners
• Doors

2) Outside your home check all areas where two different building materials meet.
• All exterior corners
• Where chimneys and siding meet
• Areas where the foundation and the bottom of the siding or brick meet

Plug, caulk and seal any holes or cracks. Contact your local hardware store or contractor
for suggestions if you are unsure what material to use.

3) Insulation: make sure you have the recommended amount.
• Check for a vapor barrier under the attic insulation, so moisture can’t
reduce the effectiveness of the insulation & do prevent structural damage.
• Attic vents should not be blocked by insulation. Seal electrical boxes in
the ceiling with flexible caulk. Cover entire attic floor with recommended
amount of insulation.
• If attic access door is above a finished space, it needs to be as insulated as
the attic and weather stripped so it closes tightly.

4) Have your heating/cooling equipment checked once a year.
• Change furnace filters once a month.
• If you have an older unit, consider replacement to an energy-efficient unit.

5) Examine lighting
• Check wattage of bulbs around your home. You may have a 100 watt bulb
where a 60 or 75 watt would do.
• Change bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’S)

(Source: U.S. Department of Energy website)
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