The colorful season of fall is here. Danny Lipford helps us discern fact from fiction in popular energy saving myths. Giving us tips to guarantee savings! We learned that closing the ventilation in rooms not in use, uses more energy. It’s designed to regulate the temperature in the whole house. Also, purchasing the cheapest air filter does more harm than good. It lets more contaminants through and does not last as long. Spend more on your filter and save money! Another common myth he talks about is that a smoke detector lasts a lifetime. They should be replaced at every ten years. You can test it by lighting a match. The last tip Danny gives us can save homes. At least once a year, clean the lint from your dryer duct as this causes 5,000 fires a year. Also, when it is blocked, your dryer actually uses more energy.
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De-bunking Common Home Maintenance Myths – Home Improvement – Today’s Homeowner