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MYTH #10: New Windows = Siginificant Cost Savings – Biggest Energy Myths Busted – Forbes

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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Myth Buster

Replacing single pane windows for energy star rated dual pane windows will save energy. This typically amounts to a small fraction of your total energy use, and given the expense of replacing windows, there are typically much more cost effective ways to reduce your energy bills.”

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There are so many new energy efficient products. Which ones are right for me?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Don't Fix what ain't broke...

A. Don’t base your purchasing decisions on what Industry is saying you consume. This may have been the way 5 years ago but now you have the technology to make accurate decisions. Had I followed the industry estimates I might have mistakenly purchased a new refrigerator.

B. Let the data drive your purchasing decisions. Following the data allowed me to save an estimated $700/ year even though I recently made a purchase.

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