So you think you know how to save energy?

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According to a video by House Logic, your efforts to close room vents and keep fans running in empty rooms may be for naught. “The Tip Jar: Energy Saving Myths That Are Costing You More,” disputes common energy saving misconceptions homeowners might appreciate, too.

  1. Turn off fans when you leave a room because fans cool off people, they don’t change the air temperature.
  2. Open vents in all rooms because closed vents can cost up to 15 percent more.
  3. Program thermostats to let room temperatures go up 10 to 15 degrees when you’re sleeping or gone to save up to 15 percent of costs.

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