This Touchstone Energy® tool can provide a list of projects with in-depth instructions.

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The Home for Life offers plenty of ideas you can adapt to your present home to make it a place you'll want to stay for many years to come.

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Spending the same amount on energy-saving home improvements instead of buying a space heater could be a better investment in your family’s comfort.

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Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the hardest ones to figure out. But with a just a little effort, these energy savers could pay for themselves several times.

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Even if you plan to be away for just a few days, you can save energy at home while you travel. Just before you lock the door, walk around the house with this checklist.

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Your refrigerator is the only appliance that works continuously in your home – day after day, all year long. That makes it the largest single user of electricity in your kitchen, accounting for up to ten percent of your monthly power bill – especially if it’s an older unit using two or three times as much electricity as models available today. So, it’s important to keep the refrigerator running at peak efficiency – and to help everyone at your place recognize that they can have a major impact on the amount of electricity it consumes.

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 Follow these steps from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to save as much as 20 percent on your summer cooling costs.

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Making a few minor changes in your daily habits can help you reduce your need for air-conditioning and add to energy savings during the dog days of summer. Try incorporating several of these tips into your daily routine.

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Does your refrigerator have a Wi-Fi connection? What about your dishwasher: Can it self-dispense detergent and choose the cycle based on the number of dishes you load? But don’t stop there: You might be surprised to learn that some ovens double as refrigerators, so you can leave dinner in the oven in the morning and later send the appliance a text message, telling it to switch from cooling to cooking!

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Heat pumps are becoming a more frequent choice for families replacing an old, inefficient heating and cooling system. This is because a heat pump can heat, as well as cool, your home efficiently. The cost of electricity for heating and cooling a house – although it gradually increases over time, as most prices do – is much less volatile than the cost of natural gas, oil or propane.

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