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The Story of a House that Never Stayed Warm: A Well-Insulated Resolution

Here is the energy usage graph from our most recent electricity bill. The months are displayed with the most recent first, reading from left to right along the x axis. We finished the upgrades in October, so you can see that the months before our upgrades were higher overall.

by Elizabeth Spencer (Originally posted on Energy.gov.)…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on April 25, 2016 at 6:29am

Earth Week Quiz: Test Your Climate Change IQ

Earth Day is Friday, April 22!

Test your climate change IQ by taking the climate change quiz at Energy.gov:

Quiz: Test Your Climate Change IQ

Posted by Diane Chojnowski on April 20, 2016 at 7:00am

Windows, Doors, and Skylights

Choose energy efficient windows to reduce energy bills and improve the comfort of your home. | Photo courtesy of FSEC/IBACOS.

Choose energy efficient windows to reduce energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.

Windows, doors, and skylights—also known as fenestration—are significant components in a home's envelope. Ensuring they are as energy efficient as possible can save energy; reduce heating, cooling, and lighting costs; and improve the comfort of your home.

Learn about the following topics:

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on April 11, 2016 at 6:00am

Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You

Advanced Power Strips (APS) look just like ordinary power strips, except that they have built-in features that are designed to reduce the amount of energy used by many consumer electronics. There are several different types of APSs on the market, but they all operate on the same basic principle of shutting o the supply power to devices that are not in use. By replacing your standard power strip with an APS, you can significantly cut the amount of electricity used by your home office and entertainment center devices, and save money on your electric bill.

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on April 4, 2016 at 6:30am

Quiz: Test Your Lighting IQ

 

How bright are you when it comes to lighting trivia?

Test your knowledge with this fun quiz!

Posted by Diane Chojnowski on March 28, 2016 at 7:00am

Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips



Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias.

Here you'll find strategies to help you save energy during the spring and summer when the weather is warm and you are trying to keep your…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on March 21, 2016 at 7:06am

 
 
 

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