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4 Ways to Stay Warm on a Budget

When winter arrives in the Chicago area, many homeowners crank up the heat to stay warm. Instead of juggling excessive energy bills this winter, try these four ways to stay warm on a budget. Winterize Entrances You can lose more heat than you might realize through your home’s windows and doors, where cold air can seep in while warm air leaks out. To stop energy loss, add weatherstripping around the frame, and add a door sweep to the bottom of …
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How to Conduct a Simple DIY Home Energy Audit

An energy audit examines your home’s energy use and identifies sources of waste or inefficiency so that energy-saving methods can be implemented. You can conduct an energy audit of your home quite easily without any special tools or expertise. Knowing what to look for can help you on your way to saving energy in your Chicago-area home. Your home energy audit should mainly examine your windows and doors, HVAC system, and lighting. You will be able to identify problems you …
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