Making a few simple changes to your home can both save energy and lower your utility bills. Easy energy saving changes include:

  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs.
  • Replace the filter on heating and cooling units every 2-3 months.
  • Lower your thermostat in the winter and raise it in the summer.
  • Seal up cracks around doors and windows.

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Small changes, like replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, can make a big difference in your energy costs. You should also replace the filters for forced air heating and cooling systems regularly to keep them running at peak efficiency.

A thermostat adjustment of two degrees up or down, depending on the season, will also rack up savings too. Finally be sure the weather stripping around doors and windows is in good shape and sealing the openings to keep the comfortable air inside and the uncomfortable air out.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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