10 Energy-Efficient Moves to Do in a Weekend

For homeowners, it doesn't take much to help make the planet a little greener.

Green piggy bank with energy saving light bulb
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For homeowners, it doesn't take much effort to make the planet a little greener or keep more green in your pocket. From replacing your light bulbs to installing insulating window treatments, most projects are fairly simple to do and range in price from $10 to $250. 

Here's our round-up of got 10 energy-efficient do-it-yourself projects to try out over the weekend.

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Patricia Mertz Esswein
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Esswein joined Kiplinger in May 1984 as director of special publications and managing editor of Kiplinger Books. In 2004, she began covering real estate for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, writing about the housing market, buying and selling a home, getting a mortgage, and home improvement. Prior to joining Kiplinger, Esswein wrote and edited for Empire Sports, a monthly magazine covering sports and recreation in upstate New York. She holds a BA degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minn., and an MA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
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