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Energy and Cost Savings Tips

The average American family spends nearly $1,500 per year on utility bills. This expense can be greatly reduced, depending on how successful a family is at reducing their energy consumption. Saving energy can be a good way to lessen the strain on family finances and free up money for other uses.

There are many things you can do to make your home more efficient, from the simple free adjustments to major long-term investments. Which ones you choice for your home will depend on a number of factors-where you live, the size and style of your house, how efficient it already is, which direction it faces, and so on. Below are simple tips that all homeowners can use to conserve energy and money.

For more energy and cost savings tips, visit the Web site links below:

DOE Energy Saver's: Tips on Saving Energy and Money at Home

ENERGY STAR for Your Home

Find ENERGY STAR Products

Habitat for Humanity Energy-Efficient Construction Checklist for Homes

Energy Efficient Mortgage Home Owner Guide

Replacing Exterior Doors and Storm Doors

Alliance to Save Energy

Federal Emergency Management Program

National Energy Foundation

Edison Electric Institute

Home Energy Magazine

Content updated on 2/13/2003

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