The Bed & Breakfast we work and live in was originally built in the early 80’s. It’s beautiful – wood everywhere, large windows, skylights on the top floor. But the energy bills are outrageous.

So one of the first things we started to do was gradually switch all the light bulbs over from incandescent to LED or CFL bulbs.

After that we went around and found cold spots near windows and doors that weren’t insulated properly and added weatherstripping. Just these simple changes made a noticeable difference in our utility bills.

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