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5 Surprising Ways Your Home is Losing Energy

r March 5, 2014 | B Energy Saving, Seasonal Trends

Did you know that your home is losing energy right now? Even the tiniest air leaks can add up to big unwanted temperature changes in your home. Find out where leaks are happening, and how to seal them up. Top 5 Air Leaks in the Home and How to Stop Them: 1. Unsealed Windows and Doors Take a huge step towards a more energy efficiency by caulking around cracks in window and door frames. Check for cracks by moistening your hand with water and running it around drafty areas. An air leak will feel like air blowing through a straw on your hand. Use a clear paintable caulk on the interior window frame so you can cover it up later if…

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How to Winterize your Home for A Cozier Winter

Winter has arrived in full force, and in order to keep things cozy and warm it’s important to insulate your home against piercing drafts. These simple steps will help you winterize your home so your family will stay comfortable and your heating bill will cost you a lot less each month. Did You Know? - Properly winterizing your windows can save up to 15% on your energy bill. Make a Draft Snake to Snuggle Up Against Doors and Windows A Draft Snakes are wintertime door and window insulation standbys that worked just as well for grandma as they do today. These tubes of fabric can be filled with dried beans, kitty litter, rice, cotton, dried corn, or anything that will help…

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Sizzlin’ Summer with Blinds.com + Bounce Energy!

We’re excited to team up with our pals at Bounce Energy for some Sizzlin’ Summer Energy Savings during these months of sunshine and heat waves. Throughout the summer, we’ll be sharing home energy efficiency tips, summer adventure inspiration and ways to stay cool even on the most sweltering of days with your friends and family. Stay tuned on our Blinds.com blog and on the great Bounce Energy blog every week for sizzlin’ summertime fun and check out these summer surprises we’ve got for you…. Summer savings with Bounce Energy + Blinds.com! We believe that you should spend more money on ice cream and less money on keeping your home cool this summer!  Here are a couple of special summer promotions…

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