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DIY Home Energy Savings Projects: Step-by-step guides to home energy improvements

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!

Water Heating

Savings Project: Insulate Your Water Heater Tank
Steps for insulating your hot water tank to improve its efficiency and save money.
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Savings Project: Insulate Hot Water Pipes for Energy Savings
Steps for insulating your hot water pipes to reduce heat loss and raise water temperature.
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Savings Project: Lower Water Heating Temperature
Steps for turning down your water heater temperature to a safe, comfortable temperature to save energy and money
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Savings Project: How to Seal Air Leaks with Caulk
Step-by-step guide to sealing air leaks with caulk.
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Savings Project: Insulate and Air Seal Floors Over Unconditioned Garages
Steps for installing continuous air and thermal barriers to the floor over an unconditioned garage.
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Savings Project: How to Weatherstrip Double-Hung (or Sash) Windows
Step-by-step guide to air sealing windows and doors with weatherstripping.
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Savings Project: Attic Stairs Cover Box
Build your own attic stairs cover box to improve comfort and save energy and money.
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Savings Project: Install Exterior Storm Windows With Low-E Coating
Steps for installing exterior storm windows to reduce heat loss through windows.
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