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How can I conserve energy in my older home?

Mr. Handyman Offers Energy Tips for Older Homes

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The older your home, the more likely you’re paying higher energy costs than necessary, especially if you have a fireplace.

The Department of Energy estimates that a lit fireplace removes about 24,000 cubic feet of furnace-heated air out your chimney every hour, and replaces it with cold air that comes back in through the chimney.

This causes your furnace to work harder to keep your house warm, increasing energy costs tremendously. Close the damper on the fireplace when it’s not being used, and keep your thermostat set lower when you use the fireplace. Save even more by installing a programmable thermostat.

Read this article on MySuburbanLife.com for the full story!

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