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Eco-friendly home guide

By: Catie Leary on Aug. 27, 2010, 11:37 a.m.
Saving energy and money

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Saving energy and money

With the average family spending about $1,900 a year on home utility bills, it's unfortunate for both the environment and your wallet that a large portion of that energy is wasted.

The U.S. Department of Energy says that the key to simultaneously saving money and helping the environment is to take on a "whole-house energy efficiency plan." Taking a whole-house approach to saving energy will not only make your home more comfortable and eco-friendly, but also yield long-term financial rewards, such as reduced energy bills and an increased home value.