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December 09, 2010

Winterize Your Home: Three Quickest Tricks

Ceiling fan
The weather outside may be getting frightful, but home should still be delightful — and green. This week’s tips will help you get cozy while reducing your environmental footprint.

Tip #4: Three Quickest Tricks

These are almost too easy:

Turn down your water heater. Even in the coldest weather, there's no reason to waste energy and to scald yourself with a 140-degree shower.

Turn your ceiling fan in reverse. A clockwise rotation circulates warm air near the ceiling back down to your living space.

Turn down your thermostat and put on a big sweater instead.

Tell us: How do you plan to save energy this winter?

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