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By Jerri Farris

Strength money owed are going to be sky-high this yr --that is, until you are ready! 10-Minute strength Saving Tips will arm you with 1000's of simple, leading edge how you can minimize your heating debts (and your cooling money owed subsequent summer!).
Tips include:<UL>* Open curtains whilst the sunlight comes as much as enable the sun's power in, yet shut them once it will get darkish to maintain the nice and cozy air contained in the house.* Caulk round any outdated home windows to avoid leaks.* shut doorways and decrease warmth in all zones you don't use each day, just like the visitor bed room or the research. * put money into down comforters and wool blankets for the beds and switch your warmth down you'll sleep greater, and shop on heating costs!* purchase plastic sheeting and canopy very drafty home windows. It's reasonably cheap on the remodeling shop, and you can save a bundle.* substitute your outdated typhoon door with a brand new one to avoid drafts.* decrease the temperature in your water heater - this additionally is helping to avoid scalding!

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If or when you do use the self-cleaning cycle, start it right after baking something. The leftover heat will help jumpstart the cleaning process. 54 Thaw frozen food before cooking it. Cool food cooks faster than frozen food. Several hours before you plan to cook a frozen casserole or other frozen dish, move it to the refrigerator to thaw. ) Put a lid on every pot. Put lids on pots and pans when cooking on the stovetop, especially when bringing water to a boil. Lids increase cooking efficiency by 8 to 14 percent.

The larger the meal, the less efficient a microwave becomes in comparison to using an oven to heat and reheat foods. Clean your microwave oven. Wipe out your microwave frequently—a clean microwave cooks faster than one filled with spills and splatters. 64 Dishwashers Location, location, location. Avoid installing the dishwasher next to the refrigerator, if possible. The heat and moisture from a dishwasher increases the energy consumption of a refrigerator. If they must be next to one another, separate them with a sheet of foam insulation.

38 ENERGY SAVER ALERT Shop around for an insulation contractor. Get recommendations from friends, relatives, neighbors, insulation suppliers, and home centers. Get bids and check references from at least three contractors. Before making a final decision, pick up a Federal Trade Commission fact sheet from a local home center or insulation supplier. Ask the contractor to show you his or her calculations for proper density, and then check those calculations against the fact sheet. 39 Insulate the area above a rim joist.

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