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Save money by improving energy efficiency at home




Fall has arrived and winter is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to complete those home improvement projects that will make your home more energy efficient, yet comfortable during the winter months — ultimately reducing your utility bills.

Most homeowners don’t know where to begin. One of the best starting points in reducing energy costs is through water conservation.

Install low-flow

faucet fixtures

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Jodie Tweed
Jodie Tweed has been a staff writer at the Brainerd Dispatch since May 1997, primarily covering education and writing human interest stories. She also took over as HealthWatch editor in the spring of 2010. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University. She previously worked as news director at KLKS Radio in Breezy Point and was a media consultant at a Twin Cities public relations firm. She also worked as a staff assistant for the former “Nashville Now” television show on The Nashville Network while attending college in Nashville. She and her husband, Nels, have three daughters, Erika, 17, Madeline, 2, and Beatrice, who was born in April 2011.