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October 26, 2011

Save Up to $200 Annually on Energy Costs -- Seal Your Windows and Doors

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Soon daylight savings time ends, and it's time to batten down the hatches. Leave your high heating and cooling costs out in the cold and seal your windows and doors. Heed this tip from Bargaineering:

A $5 tube of caulk could save you as much as $200 annually. The average homeowner pays 10% more than they should for heat and air conditioning because of leaky windows. Take a stick of incense and move it around the perimeter of all windows and doors looking for air that's sneaking in. On the windows, go to work with the caulk. For the doors, purchase a weather sealing kit or other one of those infomercial contraptions that slide on to the bottom of your door.

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The double-sided Draft Guard is easy to install under the door and stays in place, no need to reposition it each time like a towel. It works on all floor surfaces even carpet.

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