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We have now all heard the scoop: oil costs have surpassed $100 a barrel and usual gasoline charges have exploded via seventy four% during the last 4 years. And those expenses will proceed to upward push. So how can the common home-owner decrease their power invoice and nonetheless hold a snug, fit, and eco-friendly condominium? the answer's: Bruce Harley's one hundred fifty how you can reduce Your power money owed this day. delivering eye-opening incentives and simply feasible tools, Harley's uncluttered and arranged process won't in basic terms gain the surroundings, it is going to support someone decrease their heating, cooling, and electric costs. Highlighted by means of numbered suggestions and strategies for simple reference, the ebook offers a treasure trove of easy and cheap methods for slicing strength expenses via as much as 20% -- or even forty% in certain cases.

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