The typical American family spends nearly $2,000 a year on their home energy bills. But you don’t need to break the bank to keep your home comfortable.
These do-it-yourself projects will help prepare you for the colder days and weeks ahead:
Insulating Hot Water Pipes
Insulating your hot water pipes can reduce heat loss and raise water temperature by up to 4° Fahrenheit.
It takes 3 hours or longer to complete (depending on the house size) but insulating hot water pipes can save you up to 4% on your energy bill—if you’re willing to put the time in!
Sealing Air Leaks with Caulk
If your house is drafty in the winter, then caulking is a quick-and-easy way to save up to 20% on your heating bill.
Here are the step-by-step directions. Completion time is usually 1-2 hours.
Weatherstrip Air Leaks
Weatherstripping is another affordable option to cut down on air leaks.
You can tackle this one in about an hour to get up to 10% in energy savings.
Here are the step-by-step directions.
Find out more from the OFFICE of ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY including more projects you can tackle to save money on your energy bills.