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Let's talk about ceiling fans

Get this: If you raise your thermostat by only two degrees and use your ceiling fan, you can lower cooling costs by up to 14%.

Remember: Fans cool people not rooms...so always turn off your ceiling fan when you leave a room.

Posted by Diane Chojnowski on May 24, 2016 at 8:08am

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring and Summer

Flowers are blooming, temperatures are steadily climbing, and bunny rabbits have infiltrated the neighborhoods. These are all sure signs that spring…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on May 16, 2016 at 6:30am

Top Five Tips from Clean Energy Moms

Forget to get mom a Mother’s Day gift? It’s not too late. Surprise her by actually following the house rules!

We polled 20 moms across…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on May 9, 2016 at 5:30am

Energy Saving Tips for Appliances

Household appliances make up about 13% of your energy costs. There are a lot of things you can do to save energy in your home. I hope to provide you with some tips to cut your cost by using energy saving hacks for appliances.

Buy Energy Efficient Products

This is definitely a good place to start. It will not only save you energy but ultimately it will save you money as well. Dryers tend to use the most energy in terms of appliances so if you have to pick one appliance to swap out, the dryer is a good place to start.  

Washer and Dryer Hacks

As mentioned before the dryer uses a lot of energy and the washer does as well. To save energy on these appliances be sure to wash full loads of laundry. If you don't have a full load to wash if you can reduce the…

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Posted by McKinley Carbone on May 2, 2016 at 8:00am

Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home

Energy Saver Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home

SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TODAY

An energy-efficient home will keep your family comfortable while saving you money. Whether you take simple steps or make larger investments to make your home more efficient, you'll see lower energy bills. Over time, those savings will typically pay for the cost of improvements and put money back in your pocket. Your home may also be more attractive to buyers when you sell.

The 115 million residences in America today collectively use an estimated 22.5% of the country’s…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on May 2, 2016 at 7:15am

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

 
 
 

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