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1. Invest in efficient products. They will use less electricity and fuel and cost you less in utility bills in the long run.

2. Make sure your house doesn’t leak. Insulation and insulated windows keep your heated or cooled air inside where it belongs.

3. Don’t make your home comfort system work harder than it has to. Protect your home from north winds with evergreen trees and from summer heat with deciduous trees on the south side. In addition to adding beauty, trees can cut your heating and cooling bills significantly.

4. Think ahead. Fossil fuels will only get more expensive as time goes on. Start planning now to make your home independent of fossil fuels.

5. When upgrading your home comfort system, be sure to think about appropriate zoning and controls. With today’s thermostat and humidistat technology, you can adjust the temperature and moisture levels in the rooms you use most often during the day while keeping the unused portions of your home at even more energy-efficient settings. Why keep a room nobody’s in at 68 degrees all year long?

6. Efficiency has come a long way in the last 20 years. If your heating and cooling equipment is getting up there in age, chances are good that today’s equipment is a LOT more efficient and less expensive to operate, not to mention better for the environment.

7. Take advantage of government tax credits and incentives. As sustainable energy becomes an increasingly important topic for our country and the world, you may be able to get significant financial assistance with making your home more efficient and more sustainable. Ask us about available incentive programs!