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Do-It-Yourself Energy Savings Projects

Do-It-Yourself Energy Savings Projects

A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or inefficient heating and cooling systems. The Energy Saver Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Savings Projects offer easy, step-by-step instructions to home energy efficiency improvements that will save you energy and money.

Explore the DIY projects below, and start saving today!

Savings Project: Lower Water Heating Temperature

Steps for turning down your water heater temperature to a safe, comfortable temperature to save energy and money

Turning down your water heater temperature can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos
Savings Project: Insulate Hot Water Pipes for Energy Savings

Steps for insulating your hot water pipes to reduce heat loss and raise water temperature.

Insulating water pipes can save you water, energy, and money. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/nsj-images
Savings Project: Insulate Your Water Heater Tank

Steps for insulating your hot water tank to improve its efficiency and save money.

Insulate your hot water tank to save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/glennebo
Savings Project: Install Exterior Storm Windows With Low-E Coating

Steps for installing exterior storm windows to reduce heat loss through windows.

Installing storm windows will lower your energy bill while keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. | Photo courtesy of Larson Manufacturing Company.
Savings Project: How to Seal Air Leaks with Caulk

Step-by-step guide to sealing air leaks with caulk.

Sealing air leaks around windows and doors can save you energy and money. | Courtesy of Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/alykat/6737403523/">Alyson Hurt</a>.
Savings Project: How to Weatherstrip Double-Hung (or Sash) Windows

Step-by-step guide to air sealing windows and doors with weatherstripping.

Look for air leaks in these common places in your home. | Photo courtesy of U.S. EPA.
Savings Project: Attic Stairs Cover Box

Build your own attic stairs cover box to improve comfort and save energy and money.

Sealing gaps in the opening and installing an insulating cover box on your attic stairs access can improve comfort and save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program.