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Spring into Savings with Tips from Southwest Gas

Apr 30, 2013 06:23PM

It’s spring cleaning season, so save some green on springtime projects by adding energy-efficient home improvements to the to-do list and follow these simple tips that can help save energy and money:

With temperatures rising, spring is the perfect time to check for air leaks around the house. Reducing air leaks by sealing around windows and weatherstripping doors could cut as much as 10 percent from an average household’s monthly energy bill.

Installing smart low-flow showerheads is a quick and inexpensive way to reduce one’s carbon footprint. Best of all, the benefits go beyond saving our environment; save money by lowering monthly water and natural gas bills.

Most water heaters have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. When it comes time to replace a water heater, consider a new high-efficiency natural gas tankless water heater to maximize your savings and reduce energy usage.

When replacing old windows, look for the ENERGY STAR label on qualified, high-efficiency windows. They can help save up to 15 percent on cooling costs.

Energy-efficient appliances can help lower your home’s energy use by up to 30 percent. Spring into more savings by taking advantage of rebate offers on qualified equipment and measures from Southwest Gas.

For more tips on how to reduce energy usage or for rebate information on natural gas equipment and measures, call 1-800-654-2765 or visit swgasliving.com/efficiency/az

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