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How to Save on Energy Bills

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Getting the Most for your Money

What's Your Biggest Bang-for-the-Buck?

Here's how to devise your high-impact Energy Plan, one that really maximizes your energy savings for the money invested. First, answer these questions:

1 � How much money do I spend on energy?

2 � Where are the greatest energy losses?

3 � How long will it take for an investment in energy efficiency to pay off in lower utility bills?

4 � What is my budget and how much time do I have to spend doing improvements? Should I do it myself or pay a contractor?

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The last question (do-it-yourself vs. hiring someone) is a no-brainer if you have a large house, little time and a big energy bill. You'll recover the cost of a professional energy audit in a very short time via energy savings.

So, Let�s Look at Hiring Help
Use our helpful hints.

Remember to get referrals from neighbors or friends; hire a local company that's licensed, bonded, and insured; check customer references; and get at least three bids in writing. DON'T FORGET, check with your local utility for a free energy audit, too!

Now We're Cookin' With Gas!

You've got your basic questions answered. Let's look at a whole-house Energy Plan and where the BIGGEST bucks can be saved.

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