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Home Smart - Earth Friendly. DUCK Weatherization SAVE ENERGY&DOLLARS 2$ American families spend an average of $2200 per year on energy costs, but just by plugging air leaks, you can save up to $200 per year on heating and cooling costs.? HOME ENERGY COSTS 9O FOR A 1.500 SQUARE FOOT HOME 3 17% = $374 SPENT ON COOLING 29% $638 per year SPENT ON HEATING %3D per year %3D 14% SPENT ON WATER HEATING = $308, per year 12% =$264 SPENT ON LIGHTING OTHER 13%CE SPENT ON APPLIANCES per year = $286 per year BATTLING THE STORM Temperature extremes- drought, heat waves, blizzards and ice storms-have been blasting Americans in recent years and some researchers say it will only get worse." *** But record high temps don't have to mean record-high utility bills. There are simple ways to combat these weather woes and keep your home cozy or cool, help the planet by reducing energy use, and to keep some extra cash in your pocket. SEALING AIR LEAKS FIGHTS V humidity problems V uncomfortable drafts poor indoor air quality M cold spots." V cold 10H TROUBLE SPOTS IU FOR ENERGY LOSS WINDOWS OUTDOOR FAUCETS SILL PLATES UN-INSULATED PLUMBING DOORS ATTIC ACCESS OPENING OUTLETS AND SWITCH WATER & PLATES RECESSED LIGHTS FURNACE FLUES FIREPLACE DAMPERS LONG-TERM INVESTMENT Plugging up a leaky home is inexpensive, easy and permanent. A few simple DIY techniques offer a quick return on your investment: 1 DETECT LEAKS $ Cost: Free Time: 1-2 hours Obvious leaks... Outdoor water ucets Windows Electrical and gas service entrances Doors Fireplace dampers Electrical outlets Baseboards 2. 2 WEATHER- - STRIPPING $ Cost: $5-$15° O Time: 1 hour per door For movable components like Windows Doors 3. CAULKING $ Cost: $5-$307 Time: 20 minutes per window For cracks, gaps and joints less than ¼" For stationary building components such as Faucets Ceiling fixtures Non-operable windows Electrical outlets With a few simple and cost-effective moves, you can have a healthier, more efficient home, and do your part to reduce energy use. DUCK homesmart SOURCES 1 Francis, Jennifer, "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes", Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 39, Issue 6, March 2012, 2 Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings from Cost-Effective Air Sealing and Insulating, hm_improvement_methodology, accessed July, 2013 3 Typical House memo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009, and Typical house_2009_Reference.xls spreadsheet. 4 US Department of Energy, "Air Sealing Your Home", accessed July, 2013. 5 US Department of Energy, "Sealing Air Leaks", accessed July, 2013. 6 Using Duck® brand Weatherstrip seals and door bottom. 7 TOP


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