With the price of everything rising, saving money on your home energy bill is always a nice thing.
Some little do it yourself projects, that don’t cost a lot, can save you a good hunk of change.
A look around your basement or crawl space could revel some areas where you could add some insulation or seal up some drafty holes that will help reduce your energy bill.
Adding weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows that leak air.
Where plumbing, electrical wiring and duct work comes through walls, floors, ceilings, and soffits over cabinets you will want to add some foam or caulk.
Install foam gaskets behind cover plates of your outlets and switches.
Add insulation to your water heater and the water piping going to your water heater.
These are all simple jobs you can accomplish in a few hours that will be well worth your time and a few dollars for material that will pay off for a long time to come.
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