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Home inspector offers a few simple tips to lower energy bills

Chances are very good that the energy bills for your house are too high. There are many low-cost projects you can have done to reduce your bills, and even more for the do-it-yourselfer. As a professional home inspector for the past 25 years, I have a few tips to help lower them this winter.

First, the obvious: Lower your thermostat. For every degree you lower your thermostat, you save 3 percent on your fuel bill. Most people are very comfortable with the thermostat set at 68 degrees. At night, you should turn it down even more.

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