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11 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

Bob Vila Logo By Donna Boyle Schwartz of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 11: What you don't know about your home's energy efficiency could cost you—in the form of higher utility bills. Get the full picture by calling your utility providers to schedule a free or low-cost energy audit to help figure out how you might be able to improve energy efficiency and save money on energy costs. Indeed, you could save 5 percent to 30 percent by making upgrades recommended by an energy audit, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.Related: 9 Sneaky Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills

Not Scheduling a Free Energy Audit

What you don't know about your home's energy efficiency could cost you—in the form of higher utility bills. Get the full picture by calling your utility providers to schedule a free or low-cost energy audit to help figure out how you might be able to improve energy efficiency and save money on energy costs. Indeed, you could save 5 percent to 30 percent by making upgrades recommended by an energy audit, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.


Related: 9 Sneaky Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills

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