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10 Steps to Energy Efficient Living – WxTV is a weekly online show about weatherization nation-wide with a blend of expert advice, how-to techniques, innovation, and reality TV. This episode, 10 Steps to Energy Efficient Living, discusses air sealing, appliances, electricity savings, home owner, insulation, water heating

Grandma’s House House as A System

DIY Energy Audit for Your Home 

At Home with ENERGY STAR Video Podcast

Set and Save: Using Your Programmable Thermostat

Attic Insulation – First 5 minutes of video

Water Conservation:

2 quick ways to cut bathroom energy loss – At the 1:06 mark, this video demonstrates how to install a lowflow showerhead.

Hot Water Tank Insulation – This is very good.

Adjust water heater temp and install insulation blanket – First 2 minutes focusses on adjusting temperature setting. 2:00 – insulating pipes.

Tips for Saving Money on Water Heating – at  3:30 – Insulation

How to cut standby power loss – Standby power loss accounts for as much as 20% of your bill. Learn where it occurs, and see three new gadgets that can help reduce it.


How to Apply Weather Stripping to your Doors and Windows – The Home Depot shows you how to save on your utility bills by weather-stripping around windows and doors.

Sealing and Insulation:

How to Make a House Energy Efficient – At 1:49 – 4:00 there is a great description of ceiling joists, insulation, and air sealing. Dirty insulation is a sign that sealing is needed. At 4:30 – Sealing around the bath fan. 5:30 – Knee Wall – board foam. 8:20 – description of cellulose insulation.

Sealing Ductwork DIY – How to Seal your Ductwork

Sealing Air Leaks in your Home

How to build an air-tight attic hatch

How to Seal an HVAC Duct with Mastic – Duct Sealant – For about $1 of Mastic and 10 minutes of effort, you can stop losing money from leaky ducts. Energy Star estimates most homeowners lose 20% of the money they spend to heat and cool their homes because of leaky ducts. The air disappears into the walls and attic spaces without reaching your living space. This is a cheap way to save money and make your rooms comfortable.

How to Seal and Insulate Can Lights – demonstrates how to simply and quickly stop air leakages through can lights using covers specifically designed for this purpose. Also watch Recessed Lighting – Proper Sealing and Safety in The Attic. and How to Seal and Insulate Can Lights (at 3:00 see thermal imaging and at 3:45 you can learn about how some older can lights are not insulation contact rated. This means you can not have insulation come into contact with the can light. – solution explained at 4:20.


Tarheel Talk WRAL 50 E-Conservation segment 1 – Home energy conservation – N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s Dr. Sarah Kirby and Laura Langham discuss ways to conserve energy in the home.

Tarheel Talk WRAL 50 E-Conservation segment 2 – E-Conservation Program. Home Energy Auditor David Parker describes a home energy audit.

Tarheel Talk WRAL 50 E-Conservation segment 3 New and older home energy conservation.

Tarheel Talk WRAL 50 E-Conservation segment 4 – E-Conservation Program – North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Laura Langham and Sarah Kirby discuss the benefits of a home energy audit and things homeowners can do to save energy and money by following some low and no cost suggestions.

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