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Daily Q&A: What are the most common energy-wasters in a home?

What are the most common energy-wasters in a home?

Progress Energy says the three most common are leaky duct work, improperly set thermostats and inadequate insulation. Progress Energy recommends setting your thermostat at 68 degrees in cold weather and 78 degrees in warm weather.

Contact your utility for a free home energy audit to determine specific ways for you to save energy and money in your home or business. You may be eligible for incentives to help pay for energy-efficient improvements.

Progress Energy Florida customers, call toll-free 1-800-700-8744.

Tampa Electric customers, call (813) 223-0800 in Hillsborough or toll-free 1-888-223-0800.

Question for the Consumer's Edge? Send it to ipenn@sptimes.com or twitter.com/consumers_edge. Questions are answered only in this daily feature.

Daily Q&A: What are the most common energy-wasters in a home? 12/21/09 [Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 1:35pm]
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