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The Green Life: Winterize Your Home: Shine a Light on Leaks

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December 01, 2009

Winterize Your Home: Shine a Light on Leaks

Shine a light on leaks According to a report released by the White House, homes are responsible for more than 20 percent of carbon emissions in the United States. By making a few minor adjustments to your abode, you can reduce emissions and save money this winter.

Tip #2: Find Leaks

If a professional energy audit isn't in your budget, try this this trick for spotting air leaks: At night, walk around your dark house pointing a flashlight at the walls, doors, and windows. A partner standing outside should be able to see beams of light shining through any cracks or holes your home. To find more tips for spotting leaks, check out Sierra Club Green Home.

Share your tips: How do you find your home's leaks?

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