With the bitter cold & fierce snow storms hitting so much of the USA this weekend, I was hoping that no would lose their electricity. Then I thought about the heating costs associated with that intense cold & strong winds. Below are some ways that might help you to reduce your energy use &  cut down on your expenses.
(By the way, one of the great advantages of living here in central Florida is that our temperatures this weekend ranged from 65 -72 degrees. Sorry, but I am sitting here in my flip-flops writing this blog, while my family & friends in Maryland are putting on their second pair of socks & snow boots.)
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8 Easy Ways to Seal Air Leaks Around the House

For what the typical family wastes every year on air leaks—about $350—you can plug energy-robbing gaps, start saving money, and enjoy a more comfortable home. Read

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Save Money With an Insulation Upgrade

Beefing up inadequate insulation is one of the quickest energy-payback projects you can do, resulting in lower heating and cooling bills and increased comfort. Read

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7 Ways to Save on Lighting Costs

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Low-Flow Showerheads: How to Choose

Thanks to innovative new technology, today’s super-efficient low-flow showerheads save water, reduce your energy bills, and still feel good to use. Read

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