Colorado Winter Tips for Saving Energy with Bill Ritter

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Uploaded on February 20, 2009 by jarodclark

* Insulate your home! The easiest and most cost-effective way to insulate your home is to add insulation in the attic. Other effective places to add insulation include unfinished basement walls and crawlspaces. Insulating walls can be more complex, so check with a contractor for advice. When insulation is correctly installed AND the home is totally weatherized, the average home can see a savings of up to 20% of your heating and cooling costs. Find out if you qualify for an Insulate Colorado rebate here.

* Purchase ENERGY STAR® appliances. A smart choice. Appliances and electronics really contribute to your energy bill. When it is time to replace, remember items like refrigerators, washers, dryers, furnaces, TVs and computers have two price tags--purchase price and lifetime energy cost. According to ENERGY STAR****, the average homeowner spends about $2,000 on energy bills every year. Change to appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR rating, and you can save $75 a year in energy costs, while saving the environment.

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