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Bill-reducing home improvements: Four's a charm

Bill-reducing home improvements: Four's a charm

According to the study, 42 percent of Americans have replaced their leaky old windows with high-efficiency models while 39 percent have gone about adding extra insulation to their homes. In terms of HVAC systems, 37 percent of those polled upgraded to more efficient ones. Additionally, 24 percent of respondents installed higher-efficiency water heaters in their homes. And then there’s the matter of home energy audits, a process that Shelton Group president Suzanne Shelton refers to as the “colonoscopy of energy efficiency.” A measly 15 percent of those polled claimed to have had one performed. "Everyone should get one, but too few actually go through with it,” says Shelton.

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