Winter is approaching and along with the cooler weather often comes higher energy costs. Energy Star's cool new online tool, the Energy Star Home Advisor, allows you to enter some basic information— your ZIP code, type of heater and a few others— then offers a list of recommended improvements that will have a big impact on your energy use. The Advisor also shows you the average energy savings for each improvement, along with its associated greenhouse gas reduction. Check it out...
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