How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Here’s expert advice to help you slash your utility bills.



large windows
Energy-efficient windows play a big role in reducing home energy consumption.
ISTOCKPHOTO/OLEG PRIKHODKO
testing ducts
Technicians can check your ductwork for leaks.
CHARLIE CASTILLEGA/NREL
infrared photo
Infrared imaging can pinpoint places where warm air is escaping. Sealing air leaks is a sure way to save energy and money.
INFRASPECTION INSTITUTE
drilling holes in wall
Older homes can be retrofitted with blown-in insulation.
ISTOCKPHOTO/DAVID LEWIS
living room with window right
Windows allow natural light (and heat from the sun) into a room.
ANDERSEN WINDOWS, INC.
spray-on insulation
Installing insulation can improve the energy efficiency of your house.
ISTOCKPHOTO/JOE BELANGER
caulking
Sealing air leaks can make your house more energy efficient and more comfortable.
ISTOCKPHOTO/DAVID LEWIS
power strip
Power strips let you turn off power to electronics when not in use, reducing “phantom loads.”
ABERENYI/FOTOLIA.COM
installing windows
As energy prices increase, energy-efficient replacement windows can pay for themselves in less than 10 years.
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