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Quick Energy Efficiency Tips

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Efficiency in the home is all about controlling energy and resources. Here are couple quick tips:

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jan 5, 2013

    These are really great tips, Tyler. Thank you!

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 5, 2013

    Tip #1 is why I love blinds so much. You can not only direct light, but you can direct solar heat!

  • When sealing the bottom of a window, particularly one that has a storm window installed. A small hole must remain on each side about four inches in from the edge to allow for moisture that may collect between it and the main window to escape.

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 5, 2013

    Isn't that usually build in the frame work @W E T?

  • Yes it is Beck, but many people plug them with caulk on the outside when painting and on the inside as well when painting them. It is very important to keep those holes open. Another little factoid about windows and energy savings. Installing new windows cost more then one thinks. The average new window that is installed takes upwards to 75 years to pay itself off in energy savings. That is something you will never hear from a window sales person. I cannot tell you how many times I have done energy inspections only to find more air leaks around the windows then from them directly.

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