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Friday, January 11th, 2013

Happy New Year, readers! What are your resolutions for 2013? Do they involve saving money and keeping your family healthy? This month’s newsletter is full of tips to support you.

No matter where in the country you are, in January nearly everyone feels the chill in the air. Some people pull on an extra sweater or reach for woolly socks; others start scanning last minute travel sites for getaways to tropical climes, but most of us simply turn up the thermostat. If your thermostat says 68 but your home feels more like 58, this month’s newsletter is just for you.

This month we’re going to show you the ways that cold sneaks into your home while warmth leaks out, and what you can do to stop it without spending too much money.

Read on for our top ways to Banish January’s Chill.

Banish January's Chill with these Easy Tips

HERS IndexFeeling chilled to the bone? Your home is your haven from the elements in wintertime. But if you’re spending too much money and energy heating your home, our tips can help you make easy and inexpensive improvements. Some of these tips require only a minimal investment, meaning you'll see almost immediate savings. Forget those woolly socks and earwarmers and check out our infographic with tips to keep you snug and warm this winter.

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Keep Your Home Warm and Energy Efficient

Gas LeakWhen you feel chilly you can put on a sweater, but when your home is chilly…that’s a really big sweater! How do you keep your home warm? The same way you keep a person warm. Think of that big woolly sweater as proper insulation. No matter what part of the country you live in, having the right R-value of insulation is important.

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Energy Efficiency Highlights for January
Keep the holiday spirit all year long with’s Twelve Days of Energy Savings.
Considering adding insulation? You’ll be glad you did with its short payback.
Don’t you love having the power to choose? Now you can choose your power too.
This winter, soak in the warmth and banish the cold wherever you can with these great tips.
A fun way to learn how the HERS Index works, what the scores mean and how they can affect you.
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