Did you know up to half of your home’s energy use could be going to heating and cooling purposes? That’s why insulation is so important for keeping your home at the right temperature. While this infographic covers a number of ways to save energy, its main focus is on insulation and other ways to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter without changing the thermostat.

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Remember that even basic things like closing the blinds in the summer and leaving them open during the winter can help you save energy by controlling the amount of sunlight entering your home. If your home is a few degrees warmer than you’d like it to be this summer, save energy by turning on a ceiling fan rather than the air conditioner, as ceiling fans use around the same amount of energy as a standard light bulb.

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