Common locations for air leaks in basements are along the top of the basement wall where the cement or block foundation comes in contact with the wood frame. These leaks can be easily sealed in the parts of the basement that are unfinished. Also, look out for and seal around all plumbing, furnace flues, and duct runs that go through the basement ceiling to the floors above. Visit Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR for more information.
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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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