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Banish January's Chill

RESNET BANISH JANUARY'S CHILL SMARTHOME TIPS KEEP YOUR HOME WARM Up in Smoke January is always a chilly time of year, but you can keep the cold out and the warmth of your home snugly inside. An inflatable chimney balloon can save you $32 annually and be reused hundreds of times. Thrills and Chills Every exterior wall of your home should be insulated, even rooms you don't use. Think attic, garage, mudroom and crawlspaces. Start a Cocoa Fund Most Americans spend 20% of their monthly take-home pay on their home's utility bill.? Energy efficient upgrades mean more money in your pocket for hot cocoa! Let the Sunshine In Keep the cold air out. Windows account for up to 30% of heat loss. It's Okay to be Caulky Caulking and weatherstripping can save you 5-10% on your annual energy bill, and cost you less than $10. Rearrange for Savings Move furniture away from heat registers to prevent blockages of air flow. More Value from R-Value Increasing insulation R-value from 5 to 30 can save you upwards • of $100 or up to 10% annually. 72 268 Save More, Night and Day Set your programmable thermostat to 72 when you're home and awake, 68 when you're asleep or out of the house. You can save as much as $180 a year. Put Your Home on an Allowance Around 50% of your monthly utility bill is just for heating your home." RESNET. For more information on ways to save energy visit www.resnet.us www.twitter.com/resnetsmarthome RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SERVICES NETWORK www.facebook.com/ResnetSmartHome SOURCES: http://www.resnet.us/library/energy-efficient-home-improvements http://www.resnet.us/library/benefits-of-home-energy-rating ³ http://www.resnet.us/library/window-replacement-increase-home-comfort-and-energy-savings * http://energy.gov/energysaver/projects/savings-project-how-weatherstrip-double-hung-or-sash-windows * http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/estimating-payback-period-additional-insulation $ http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_hvac 7 http://energy.gov/articles/tipsenergy-saving-home-heating-costs © 2013 Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

Banish January's Chill

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Feeling chilled to the bone? Your home is your haven from the elements in wintertime. But if you’re spending too much money and energy heating your home, our tips can help you make easy and inexpens...

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