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Here are a few tips for what you can do...
Heating accounts for the biggest chunk of most utility bills, so
offers the most opportunities for money and energy savings. Caulking or
applying weather stripping around leaky doors and windows will reduce
heating needs as soon as they're applied. You can find weatherstripping
and caulk at most hardware stores or online. Materials for the average
twelve-window, two-door house could cost around $25. But savings in
annual energy costs might amount to more than 10 percent of a home's
yearly heating bill.
Caulk or weatherstrip windows and doors.