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Is Your Home Ready
for Winter?

Winter in North Carolina is unpredictable.  Is your home ready?  ENERGY STAR suggests you prepare with "H.E.A.T.":  Home Sealing, Equipment Maintenance, Asking ENERGY STAR, and Thermostat Management.  To know more about these suggestions, visit ENERGY STAR. Text handwritten with chalk on a blackboard.[/caption]

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Is Your Home Ready
for Winter?

Winter in North Carolina is unpredictable.  Is your home ready?  ENERGY STAR suggests you prepare with "H.E.A.T.":  Home Sealing, Equipment Maintenance, Asking ENERGY STAR, and Thermostat Management.  To know more about these suggestions, visit ENERGY STAR. Text handwritten with chalk on a blackboard.[/caption]

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Maintain Your
Equipment to Reduce Heating Costs

It's getting cold outside!  As seasons change, it’s important to remember that you can reduce heating costs through proper maintenance of your heating unit and by carefully selecting and operating your heating equipment.  North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Home Energy Management Program can help you keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter.   Learn more . . .    

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Energy Star Tip of
the Day

Want daily advice on how to save energy and make your home more comfortable.  The Energy Star Tip of the Day can help.  Check out the energy saving news they have for you today.

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Media

Follow us on: The Home Energy website has fantastic resources to help you save energy, but the best way to stay updated on what's going on in home energy is to follow our social media channels! They will provide you with not just the latest additions to the site, but also upcoming events, relevant news and plenty more! You can even use them to make an impact and contribute your own ideas! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

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June Energy Efficiency Advisor

June Edition of the
Energy Efficiency Advisor Just Released!

Summer is heating up and that means that it's time for warm weather tips from the June edition of the E-Conservation e-newsletter!

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Landscaping and Energy Efficiency

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Everything You Need to Know About Home Cooling

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Savings through Insulating

This week’s “The EPA Blog”, formerly The Energy Star Current, addresses saving on energy costs with proper insulation.  After sealing your home for air leaks, it is important to have the right amount of insulation MORE »

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