The 5 Best Things You Can Do

The goal here is increasing home comfort and taking advantage of the biggest potential savings. While your biggest savings will come in winter, you'll also save a good bit of money in the summer. It's estimated that you can save from $250-500 over the next twelve months.*

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  • Hot Water Heater: Check temperature and turn down to 120F.
  • Thermostat: program your thermostat to maximize comfort and savings.
  • Windows: Caulk or use window plastic to stop air leaks.
  • Doors: Check for air leaks and fix any problems.
  • Check Attic Insulation: Check to see if you need more insulation. This can save big money and make your home much more comfortable.

Most of the items above are quick and easy and you can do them yourself. Adding insulation to the attic is a bit more involved but it represents big savings.

* If your house is already super energy efficient you may not see much of a change. But you're probably not visiting this site in that case. On the other hand, if your house isn't efficient you could save much more than listed above.

See the full checklist for more things you can do around your home.