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Conserve Energy in Your Louisville Home in Style

The Louisville Courier-Journal has some great ideas to live green and save green without sacrificing your sense of style. Louisville homeowners are becoming increasingly adept at saving money on energy costs and reducing their carbon footprint. Both goals can be accomplished while displaying their sense of style. Like new Energy Star appliances, all of these energy-saving decorating ideas pay for themselves in no time at all through lower energy usage. Starting with the windows, a layer of heavy fabric sewn onto the back of the drapes helps improve their ability to insulate the home in cold and hot weather. Replace older windows with newer, more energy-efficient windows. They're pricey but also pay for themselves over time.

Next, swap out incandescent light bulbs for new fluorescent or LED light bulbs. The color and quality of light provided by fluorescent bulbs has improved significantly in recent years and the new LED bulbs use even less energy. Make a ‘vampire energy' home audit. Vampire energy is the energy consumed at a low, but constant level by appliances that are left plugged in at all timers whether in use often or not. For the floors, buy large, warm area rugs that add a cozy feeling to your home, making it easy for you to resist the temptation to turn up the thermostat in cold weather.

One of the simplest ways to live more ‘green' and save no energy costs is to keep afghans or other types of blankets draped across the chairs and sofas where you do most of your reading and TV watching. These are but a few of the ways that you can save money through lower energy usage in your ...

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