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Decrease your power bill with 4 easy steps.

November 23, 2009

1. Seals:

Check all the window and door seals and make sure they air tight. We lose a ton of cool air in the Summer and warm air in the Winter due to this. If needs be, replace the seals. It will more than pay for itself in power savings. Also, get the Twin Draft Guard to insulate under doors. It’s under ten dollars and works great.
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2.Vents:

Close all the vents to rooms in your house that are not being used. This will cause more air flow to the ones that are being used and save you money.

3.Lights:

Switch all your light bulbs to energy efficient ones (L.E.D) Light Emitting Diodes last longer and will noticiably decrease your power bill. You can also add motion detector lights which automatically turn off when no one is in the room. These are perfect for kids or irresponsible roomates.

4.Clean your AC unit:

Clean all of the debris from the vents of your AC unit. Be careful because they can bend very easily. I recommend using a shop vacuum. Its quick and easy. Also, change your air filters regularly. This will maximize the air intake. Use the cheapest air filters, not the expensive ones that promise this or that. Expensive filters let less air in making your unit work harder. This results in a higher power bill. The only draw back to the cheap ones is they need to be changed more often. Contact your power company and ask for a free in home power efficiency inspection. Most states have power companies that will do this and give you more specific information for your particular home.

Save the planet and save some money!

For additional info on reducing your power bill or getting rid of it all togther visit, http://www.practical-sun-energy.info

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