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Ways to Save Energy

Homes Use Energy Inefficiently
The typical U.S. family spends $1,300 a year on home energy bills, and some of that energy is wasted. Heating, air conditioning and ventilating units (HVAC) are inefficient, appliances consume energy, and windows leak conditioned air.

This is money out of your pocket, and it is terrible for the environment. Electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home emits carbon dioxide into the air and adds to our environmental problems. Here's some simple suggestions to help you save energy in your home immediately.

Looking for help in lowering your home energy bills?
Millions of low-income families in the U.S. are eligible for home weatherization help. Visit the Weatherization Assistance Program web site for information.

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