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As the cost of energy goes up, so do your utility bills. We at Whetstone Valley are looking for ways to help manage energy use and reduce costs. Touchstone Energy cooperatives have always placed a high priority on promoting energy efficiency to their members.

We all have the power to manage energy costs and become more energy efficient. Touchstone Energy Savers is a starting point to help you get on the way toward better energy management for your home. Below you'll find useful tools, valuable tips and resources designed to create greater home comfort and promote energy efficiency.

Energy Saving Tips and Techniques:

There are many things you can do in your home to make it more energy efficient.

After you're done with the tour, you can download a copy of Touchstone Energy's popular Home Energy Savings Guide for more energy efficiency tips and resources. You have the power to control your energy costs. This Home Energy Savings Guide is a starting point to get you on the way toward better energy management for your home. In this booklet you'll find valuable tips designed to create greater home comfort and improve performance. Learn how to save energy in all areas of your home. There is a list of additional resources located at the end of this booklet. Sealing Your Home:

One of the best and easiest ways for consumers to save on their energy bills is to make sure that their home is properly sealed. Hidden cracks and improper insulation in your home can amount to as much heat loss as having a window open all year round. That is why Touchstone has teamed-up with Energy Star to bring you "Seal the Deal". Seal the Deal is a short do-it-yourself video that shows what you can do to seal those small cracks and insulate your house to reduce you energy bill.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:

Switching from regular incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent's can help make your home more energy efficient and save money. Find out how much you can save by using the Touchstone Energy Light Bulb calculator. Learn more about Heating and

Consumers spend roughly 56% of their total home energy costs on heating and cooling. Taking steps to create heating and cooling systems in your home that are more energy efficient can help reduce the costs in this area.

This robust online audit will help you identify the best ways to manage and save energy in your home. The resource quickly calculates home energy use based on a detailed description of your home, its appliances and geographic location.

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