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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on August 22, 2016 at 6:30am

5 Common Myths About Residential Solar

There are a lot of misconceptions about residential solar. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The amount of solar connected to the grid has grown exponentially in the past several years, and as of May 2016, there are more than 1 million solar installations generating electricity in the United States.

This clean energy source is making our air easier to breathe while helping solar homeowners improve the value of their homes. With all of this interest and so much…


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on August 15, 2016 at 6:30am

Under the (Heat) Dome: Staying Cool and Efficient on the Hottest Days

Prepare to keep yourself--and your pets--cool, healthy, and comfortable during extreme heat. | FEMA News Photo

We've been talking home cooling on …


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on August 1, 2016 at 6:30am

5 Quick Ways to Save Energy on Home Cooling

It’s hot out there! 

Here are some simple steps you can take to stay cool and save energy on hot summer days:  



For central air conditioning systems, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees Fahrenheit without sacrificing comfort. If you have a window…


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 25, 2016 at 8:27am

Do-It Yourself Energy Saving Projects

A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or inefficient heating and cooling systems. The Energy Saver Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Savings Projects offer easy, step-by-step instructions to home…


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 18, 2016 at 6:48am — 1 Comment


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