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>Ten Steps To Lowering Your Bills

>To make the most of a renewable energy investment, make sure you first:
1. Give your home an energy-audit
2. Seal existing air leaks in ductwork, and around windows, doors and recessed lights
3. Add insulation in the attic, basement and anywhere else you can
4. Upgrade to Energy Star appliances
5. Consider installing programmable thermostats
6. Tune up your boiler or furnace
7. Consider upgrading windows and glass doors to double-paned, insulated models
8. Install solar shades on windows and glass doors
9. Consider installing a cleaner-burning, EPA-certified wood stove or fireplace insert
10. Consider replacing your existing water heater with an on-demand tankless heater to reduce standby heat losses