Diane Chojnowski's Groups (20)

  • Water & Water Heating

    5 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Water is an essential and limited resource, not to be wasted. Treating and pumping water to your home consumes energy. Heating that water consumes…

  • Ventilation

    6 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Ventilation is about bringing fresh air into your home, with the dual goals of controlling moisture and maintaining good Indoor Air Quality…

  • Manage Your Home

    7 members Latest Activity: Aug 28

    Good home management will help you save you more energy and money; give you greater control over your energy use; lower the likelihood of power…

  • Insulation

    5 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Better insulation can save energy and lower your heating and cooling costs; increase your comfort by making house temperature more uniform; reduce…

  • Goals

    4 members Latest Activity: May 6, 2013

    When remodeling beckons, the urge to do something is almost irresistible. Some homeowners grab their tool belts and start swinging the…

  • Floor Plan

    5 members Latest Activity: May 30, 2016

    The layout of your house—the size and shape of the rooms and how those spaces relate to each other and to the outdoors—has a big impact on how you…

  • Energy

    6 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    No matter what level of remodel you’re planning—whether it’s installing a new toilet or stripping your house down to the framing, it’s smart to…

  • Choosing a Good Contractor

    4 members Latest Activity: May 6, 2013

    If your project goes much beyond replacing lights and a few appliances, you would probably benefit from using a home performance contractor.

  • Attics, Basements, Garages

    8 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Attics, basements, garages, crawl spaces, and porches can have a tremendous impact on whether your home is too hot, too cold, too damp—or too…

  • Air Sealing

    7 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Your home’s boundary between outdoors and indoors should keep the weather and unwelcome critters outside.

  • Appliances

    5 members Latest Activity: May 30, 2016

    When it's time to replace that old fridge, or other appliances, take time to shop smart. At a minimum, look for the ENERGY STAR rating.

  • DIY Energy Audits

    6 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Opportunities for do-it-yourself energy projects extend deeper into your home than just weather-stripping the front doorway. 

  • Doors & Windows

    7 members Latest Activity: Aug 4

    Making good choices about your windows and doors can greatly improve your home’s operating costs, comfort, and appeal.

  • Construction

    3 members Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2013

    Communicating with your construction professionals and your building department can make or break a project.

  • Benchmarking

    5 members Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2016

    What is your home's energy IQ? Benchmarking establishes a baseline for your home and helps to track performance.

  • Financing

    5 members Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2016

    You’ve got the desire, you’re ready to start planning your home-improvement project—but how will you pay for it? These days, is it smarter to pay…

  • Where to Begin

    6 members Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2016

    Whether you’re buying a new water heater or remodeling your entire house, tackling home improvement may seem overwhelming. But information and…

  • Heating

    7 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Wondering why your thermostat is set on low, but your heating bills come in high? If you’ve already sealed up air leaks and beefed up your…

  • Cooling

    8 members Latest Activity: Jul 6

    Do you need air conditioning to feel comfortable in summer? If so, you might be wondering: Is there any way to make air conditioning cost less?…

  • Lighting

    4 members Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2016

    Some experts estimate that lighting represents 20% of all residential electrical energy use. Through thoughtful design and selection, you can cut…

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