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Five Ways to Make Areas More Energy Efficient

There are many ways to make your home more more energy efficient, but these five essential areas are a good place to start.

Low-flow shower-heads and faucets cost $15 and upward, and they can reduce your water use by 30 percent to 50 percent.

Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills.

You can save energy in your kitchen through more efficient use of your dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, and other common appliances.

Insulation in your home provides resistance to heat flow and lowers your heating and cooling costs.

Reduce heating and cooling costs by sealing windows and doors and cracks with caulking.