Fans are one of the oldest and most reliable mechanical means of cooling a home, and they use far less energy than an air conditioner.

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EnergyGuide labels can help you compare the energy use of similar models.

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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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During the winter months, a roaring fire can keep you warm when you’re sitting directly in front of the fireplace. Unfortunately, your fireplace probably is letting much of your home's heated air go up the chimney.

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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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You've probably read ads or received sales calls about the "huge" energy savings created. The savings claimed may be exaggerated for a typical retrofit situation.

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Some are things you can do right now, but others will take a little planning or time.

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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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Ceiling fans can cut your electric bills year-round, but before you run out and buy one for every room, it’s important to understand how fans can help you save energy. If you install a ceiling fan and don’t adjust your thermostat settings accordingly, you may be more comfortable – but you also could be increasing your monthly electric bills.

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