Posted byon September 9, 2009
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Do you own a home? If so, you can do more infrastructural changes to make your home more energy efficient.
These energy savings tips are in addition to the behavioral changes I outlined yesterday in How to Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient.
These types of changes are more permanent, and may also increase the value of your home when you are looking to sell.
Here are a variety of ways to make your home more energy efficient:
These permanent changes to your home also require more money, but currently the government has a program where you can claim federal energy efficiency tax credits for some of these upgrades (must be placed in service from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010).
I would love to hear your own energy-saving strategies, as this list is not exhaustive. What are some ways that you have found to reduce your electricity bill? Are they more behavioral/habit changes, or more permanent changes? Please share, and help out everyone with your advice.