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How you can lower your energy bill

Your home could be wasting your hundreds of dollars a day, but there inexpensive ways that you can fix that yourself.

We'll start with the hot water tank. Thermal images show the heat that's emitted. The more that escapes, the harder the tank has to work, which jacks up you power bill.

A six foot piece of pipe insulation wrapped snuggly around the pipes will keep that energy in. Make sure you measure the pipes circumference before you buy. This will save you roughly $100 a year.

Next, check out the hole where the plumbing meets the house. This allows conditioned air to flow into the crawlspace and air to seep into the house.

Insulating foam sealant can fill those holes so that no air escapes. Every place the ductwork meets the house needs to be sealed. This should save you about $128 a year.

Also, you need to use mastic to seal the joints. Clean the surface and apply liberally with a brush or cloth. This should save you about $124 a year,

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