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Did you know that wrapping your water heater in an insulating jacket could not only save you money, but also keep 1100 lbs of CO2 out of the atmosphere? The best part is that you can buy an insulating wrap at most local hardware stores for about $20. (Don’t worry, the initial cost will be quickly deflected by your energy savings!)

Another quick and inexpensive way to save both money and energy is by regularly changing your air filter in your hot-air furnace. This $10 fix will help clean the air by removing problem particles and can save around 175 lbs of carbon emissions throughout the year.

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