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Energy Efficiency Improvements

Today’s link provided 10 ways homeowners can increase the energy efficiecy of thier homes.  Although the energy efficiency tax credit expired with the new year, many improvements are worth pursuing as they will save money over the life of the home.  In the upper Midwest, most homeowners seek to reduce their heating costs in the winter through insulation, new windows or doors, etc.   Even a whole house humidifier will allow you to reduce the temperature by about 2 degrees.  Although windows will save energy costs, it usually takes about 10 years or more to recoup the window cost and installation.  However, many homeowners seek to reduce drafting so it is worth the cost if it increases comfort.

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