5 Energy Saving Tips from the Home Depot Foundation & Habitat for Humanity

The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity today announced the national expansion of Partners in Sustainable Building, a $30 million building program dedicated to greening more than 5,000 Habitat homes across the country.
Below are five simple, inexpensive energy saving tips courtesy of The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.
+ Save 10 percent or more on your energy costs by plugging tiny air leaks. Caulk and weather-strip all seams, cracks and openings to keep hot air outside.
+ Clean or replace air filters. Dirty air filters cause the AC unit to work harder than necessary, increasing your energy use and bills.
+ Install a programmable thermostat to save up to $180 a year in energy costs.
+ Choose ENERGY STAR appliances which use 10-50 percent less energy and water than standard models.
+ Install low-flow bathroom fixtures and save thousands of gallons of water a year.

Also check out the Home Depot Foundation blog written by Kelly Caffarelli, the President of The Home Depot Foundation.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.