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8 Steps to an Energy-Smart Home

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You can cut your energy costs this summer by making your home smarter. Check out the energy-smart ideas below to help get you started.

Go LED
If you haven’t already done so, switch to LED light bulbs only. Switching just five bulbs can save you $65 a year in energy costs. 

Plant Some Trees 
If your house has lots of west-facing windows, you’re getting loads of sunlight each afternoon. And that’s forcing your AC to work harder. Plant trees and shrubs in front of these windows to lower your energy consumption.