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Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated and sealed, to prevent outside temperatures from impacting your living space. ENERGY STAR estimates that a knowledgeable homeowner or skilled contractor can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs (or up to 10% on their total annual energy bill) by sealing and insulating.

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Make sure your thermostat is not near a garage door or outside door or any device that produces heat, as this may make the temperature readings higher or lower than average, and cause your HVAC systems to operate more than necessary

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