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The Green Life: Winterize Your Home: Refresh Air Filters

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December 03, 2009

Winterize Your Home: Refresh Air Filters

Replace air filters regularlyAccording 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 #4: Clean Furnace Filters

You can improve the efficiency of your furnace and improve indoor air quality by cleaning or replacing furnace filters. For best results, check your filter once a month during periods of high use. If your furnace is outdated, consider upgrading to a newer model. Consult the Energy Star Web site to find out if you're eligible for a federal tax credit

Share your tips: How do you heat your home?

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