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Posted on: January 7, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Green Tip of the Week No. 96

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use. Start simple and adopt that old Great Depression fixture -- the draft snake. Just place a rolled bath towel under a drafty door, or make a more creative one with googly eyes, felt tongues and the like. Also, make sure drafts aren't giving your thermostat a false reading.

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