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Install an insulation blanket on your water heater.
Insulate pipes-hot and cold-that connect vertically to your water heater.
Seal air leaks by checking windows, doors, foundations and exterior walls.
Check and seal leaks in attics, basements and crawl spaces.
Seal and insulate air leaks in ductwork located in attics or crawl spaces.
Always use a permanent "duct mastic" material-not duck tape-for sealing attic ductwork and crawl spaces.
Close crawl space vents and cover the crawl space floor with plastic (at least 6-mil) to reduce soil moisture.
Purchase power strips to turn off selected appliances when not in use.
Maintain your cooling equipment.
Plant fast-growing vines to block unwanted summer sun (results in months).
Plant shade trees to block unwanted summer sun (results in years).
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