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Home Heating Fuel Prices Likely To Hold Steady This Year

November 25, 2018

Conquer the cold

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers tips for keeping homes warmer for less.

• Search for and seal cracks points of air infiltration, such as crawl spaces, the chimney flue and where the dryer vent leaves the home.

• Close shutters, blinds and curtains at night.

• Insulate the hot water heater and hot water pipes; turn the thermostat to 120 degrees.

• Schedule annual furnace or boiler maintenance to ensure everything is running efficiently.

• Use the U.S. Department of Energy’s guidelines to conduct your own home energy audit, or hire a pro, to see where your home can be improved.

• Visit www.energystar.gov for more information.

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