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Use Energy Wisely at Home

Here are a few steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient, thereby reducing your heating and cooling bills, and conserving resources at the same time.

Doors and Windows:

  • Check for leaks and drafts and add weather stripping as needed.
  • Install curtains on your windows

炉子和热水器:

  • Replace inefficient furnaces and water heaters with new high-efficiency models.
  • If buying a new furnace, do not get one larger than you need.
  • Wrap the hot water boiler in an insulating jacket.
  • Clean filters on forced-air furnaces

绝缘:

  • Insulate older un-insulated homes.
  • 如果您的家已经有了一些绝缘,请考虑在地下室或爬行空间上增加阁楼和绝缘层的绝缘量。

Miscellaneous:

  • Install low-flow showerheads.
  • Install a thermostat that will automatically lower nighttime temperatures.
  • 使用天花板风扇在房子里循环空气,保持空气混合。未使用的壁炉中的密封槽。
  • 开展您家的“能源审核”以评估您的加热系统的效率,并确定可能发生热量损失的位置。许多燃料经销商和公用事业提供商将这些审核提供作为免费服务。您还可以通过访问能源网站互联网上的您自己的家庭能源审核http://www.homeenergysaver.lbl.gov.and following the instructions found there.

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