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Quick Tip – Keep out the Cold & Drafts

Although Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, we still have a few days of cold left. How can you minimize that terrible energy bill in one of the coldest winters Philly has seen?

Drafts easily waste 5-30% of your energy use. How can you block these drafts?

  • Plug up door openings with either a rolled-up towel or “draft snake”.
  • Insulate windows with shrink film & seal gaps with caulking.
  • Install storm windows and doors to save up to 45% of energy
  • For long term warmth, invest in more efficient windows – The Energy Star seal helps you pick eco-friendly designs.

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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