Typically, the biggest air leaks in a home are in the attic hidden under insulation. Large holes such as duct chases, plumbing holes, open wall tops, recessed light cans, poorly sealed attic hatches, and uncovered whole house fans are some of the biggest sources of leakage. Consider addressing these big leaks first because they will likely have a greater impact on improving your comfort and reducing your utility bills. Seal and Insulate Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guide has great pictures and suggests places to look for these leaks. Visit Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR for more information, including step-by-step instructions for DIYers.
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ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
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Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
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A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
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