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If I only do one thing to save energy, what should it be?

May 25, 2010

Energy-saving messages are everywhere, and that can overwhelm even the most environmentally-friendly person. But you don’t have to install solar panels on your roof or switch to an all-hemp wardrobe in order to make a difference. In fact, a simple process called “sealing the envelope” can make your house more energy efficient and significantly reduce your bill.

Check out this article by Josh Clark of HowStuffWorks.com on the one thing you can do to save the most energy in your home. The bottom line: You need to make sure your home has the correct amount of insulation in order to avoid energy leaks.

It’s important to remember that insulation keeps heat inside in the winter but also stops cool air from leaking out in the summer. Proper insulation can literally form a barrier against the sweltering heat, and no one knows better than a Memphian how crucial that that barrier could be to summer survivial.

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