Make a Resolution to Save Energy in 2014!

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
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It is finally below freezing in my hamlet of Durham, North Carolina, and I am very thankful for the extra insulation that is in our attic now that keeps our furnace from running all night. Although that upgrade was one of the ones made as a result of the Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program of 2011, I stil have weather-related improvements that I can make to my house to cause the furnace to work less hard. For instance, I need to place the putty-type caulk along all the openings in my 1950s crank windows.

I found this great website that will facilitate those who are similarly looking to reduce their carbon footprint, Resnet.us. It is a website designed by the Residential Energy Savings Network that offers a wealth of ideas about saving energy for each room in the house.

Please check it out, and resove to implement many of the suggestions over this coming year. If you do, it will ensure that you and your family live more comfortably in your house, and that your energy bills are lower. This will be one of the rare instances where costs will decrease in the future, and know that you have direct control of it.

Good luck in your efforts!

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Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
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Bill,

Thanks for sharing the Resnet.us link. Anything we can do to save electricity and help our environment is great. And if we can save money all the better.

Jan 03, 2014 12:43 AM #1
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Mandi Null
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN

Thank you for the suggestion! This is an awesome resource, and one that I will be visiting today. I'm always telling my husband that even though our home is newer, we really should be pro-active in saving energy. I look forward to sitting down with him this evening so that we can take a look at resnet.us and make positive changes at our house!

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