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The holiday season is a time for happy gatherings of family and friends. But a house full of guests can also result in higher energy bills, increased water use and stressed septic systems. Try these easy tips for a happy, healthy and environmentally-friendly holiday gathering.
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(Sources: Energy Star Program. “Programmable Thermostats.”; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Winter Tips.”; Keehner, Denise M., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds. “Holidays can pose challenges for those with septic systems: Easy ways to keep your holidays smelling sweet.”; Programmable thermostat image courtesy of Energy Savers