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Inexpensive Energy Saving Secrets

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To keep warm in these frigid temperatures people are using more energy, but there are some secrets to saving money while you keep cozy.

9&10 talked to the Mid Michigan Community Action Agency who offers a number of programs to help people save on energy.

To keep costs low they suggest using a furnace whistle to remind you to change your filter, which they recommend every 30 days.

CFL light bulbs are also an easy way to save money.

Caulk is another item that can keep warm air in and cold air out.

Foam weather strips can be used around windows and doors to stop any air from coming in.

Aerators for faucets and shower heads is a way to save on water consumption.

Toilet Tummy goes in your toilet tank and also reduces water consumption.

Wall gaskets or switch plate sealers go behind your wall plates to help keep cool air out.

Child safety caps will also stop any air infiltration through the outlet.

9&10's Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jeff Blevins talked to MMCAA.

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