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Make Your Home Green This St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day by going green at home. The best part is, going green is pretty easy! Follow our tips on how to be more eco-friendly at home while saving money at the same time.

Upgrade Your Insulation Without proper insulation, heat transfer can become a major problem in your home. If you live in a house that was built prior to 1980, it's likely that you don't have adequate insulation. By upgrading your insulation, you can save between 10-50 percent on your heating and cooling bills.

Seal Cracks and Holes 25% of heat loss occurs through old doors and windows, this can cost you hundreds of dollars a year. A few simple ways to fix this are:

Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows.

Caulk and seal air leaks in plumbing, ductwork, electrical wiring coming out of walls, ceilings and floors.

Adjust or replace the thresholds on your doors if there are gaps.

Apply foam sealant on larger gaps around windows and baseboards.

Energy efficient  Replacing your home appliances with energy-efficient ones reduces your electric bill. Depending on your budget, you may want to start small by either upgrading your light bulbs or television.

Schedule your spring tune-up Spring is around the corner, so make sure your AC is up for the warmer weather by scheduling your seasonal tune-up for maximum efficiency and preventative maintenance.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you would like to explore even more ways to go green this spring, call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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