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July 25, 2013

Make summer the season for saving energy

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- As much as 20 percent of the air moving through your home's duct system is lost through leaks, holes and poor connections. A professional contractor can identify leaks and fix them.

More Resources

- The U.S. Department of Energy provides a comprehensive list of state, local, federal and utility incentives for homeowners to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Visit www.dsireusa.org for more information.

- Energy Star's Home Yardstick is a tool that gives you a basic assessment of your home's energy use, compared with other homes in your neighborhood. Just plug in your Zip code, home's square footage and more to get your score. Visit www.energystar.gov for more information.

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