RX at Your House: Five Tips to Keep Your Home Energy Efficient

Following these pointers will help you save money on heating and cooling bills year-round.

| March/April 2009

1. Seal all the holes! 

Regardless of your home’s insulation level, sealing gaps and leaks in walls and around windows and doors with nontoxic caulk or sealant is worth the effort and cost.

2. Select efficient lighting fixtures.

This is one of the few areas apartment dwellers can control. You might not be able to change your kitchen appliances, but
you can change your light bulbs.

3. Use water-saving fixtures and fittings.

Choose water-saving faucet aerators and showerheads. Go to www.epa.gov/watersense for the most current water-saving products. Go to www.cuwcc.org/maptesting.aspx for up-to-date low-flush toilet tests.

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