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Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:09 am

Enhancing your home’s energy-efficient features is a savvy way to make the space more livable, while also making a smaller impact on the environment and your bank account.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average American homeowner spends about $2,000 a year on energy for heating, cooling and other power needs throughout the house. However, inefficiencies caused by poorly operating systems, drafts and other energy drains may account for as much as 10 percent to 20 percent of wasted money each year.

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