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Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 28, 2017 at 6:21am — No Comments

Fall and Winter Energy Saving Tips

Simple and inexpensive actions can…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 25, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Adding Insulation to an Existing Home

Understand how a structure such as a house works to create a comfortable interior environment and learn the ways insulation is…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 18, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Get Ready for Autumn!

Don’t let those bright autumn leaves and clear fall sky fool you—cold weather is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the chill ahead of schedule. <em>Photo by David Parsons, NREL 6317419</em>

Don’t let those bright autumn leaves and clear fall sky fool you—cold weather is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the chill ahead of schedule. Photo by David Parsons, NREL 6317419…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 11, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Is Insulating Your Garage A Good Idea?

We often get questions, normally in Arizona’s peak summer/winter seasons, about garage…

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Added by Green ID on August 28, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Solar Water Heaters

Solar panels heat water that is delivered to a storage tank.| Photo courtesy of David Springer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Solar panels heat water that is delivered to a storage tank.| Photo courtesy of David Springer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 21, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tips for Making Your Home Greener and Safer

An individual household cannot stop water pollution, nor reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But combined in a team effort, every one of us can do little that can help a lot. Do your share by making your family residence eco-friendly and safe, and maybe you even save some money in the process.…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on August 14, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

What is an energy audit?

Energy audits are done to identify energy saving opportunities for home owners who want to lower their monthly bills, who are unsure what energy saving upgrades would be best for their home, who want to improve their health by cutting down on allergens and pollutants coming from the outdoors, and home owners who want an unbiased energy analysis and recommendations.

An auditor will analyze your energy consumption and home performance by inspecting the layout of the home, its thermal…

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Added by Green ID on August 11, 2017 at 4:24pm — No Comments

4 Energy-Saving Tips to Illuminate Your Lighting Habits

Saving money and energy by only changing your lighting? Sounds like a bright idea to me! Energy efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bills. Here are some ideas to save money more than just changing out incandescent  bulbs to CFL or…

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Added by Green ID on August 9, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Energy-saving laundry tips

Save energy and more with ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR clothes washers use 20% less energy to wash clothes than standard washing machines.

Save energy and more with ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR clothes washers use 20% less energy to wash clothes than standard washing machines.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 31, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Air Seal: The "Flu Shot" For Your Home

Do you have problems with sickness, allergies, and asthma in your home?

Are you looking for a way to breathe easy and feel better without medication?

Air seal your home!

It protects your health and saves you money in the long run.

Air that leaks through your home’s envelope not only wastes energy and increases costs, but creates an unhealthy (and potentially unsafe) environment for you and your family.

Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and…

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Added by Green ID on July 31, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Quiz: Test Your Home Energy IQ

Find out if you are the brightest bulb when it comes to energy efficiency trivia! Test your Home Energy IQ.

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 24, 2017 at 6:08am — No Comments

Easy Ways Lower Your A/C Bill

In Summer, air conditioning can account for a lot of your home’s electricity costs. In some cases, during the summer, energy bills will double because of the A/C use. To combat these outrageous energy prices, people in some areas will switch to the APS and SRP time of use plan. On this plan most will only do laundry at night and will set the thermostat up during the day. Here are seven ways you can save on A/C costs without spending…

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Added by Green ID on July 21, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Stay Cool and Save Money All Summer Long

At…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 17, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

How To Save Energy In Your Kitchen!

Whether you spend every night in the kitchen making dinner or its main use is warming up left overs, these tips can help you cut down your spending and energy use in the kitchen.



Pots, Pans, and dishes

Using a warped…

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Added by Green ID on July 12, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

It's the Little Things: 5 Small Energy Saving Tips

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Added by Green ID on July 6, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Online Tools Help You Save Energy and Money

Map showing alternative fueling stations across the United States.
Use the Alternative Fueling Station Locator to find alternative fueling stations near an address or ZIP code or along a route in the United States.

When it comes to improving energy efficiency, there are a lot of questions homeowners…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 3, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Energy Saving Basics and Innovations You Can Use in Your Home

Every month, the bills come and you spend quite a bit of money on them. Sometimes, they’re so high that they end up consuming a large chunk of your paycheck. A lot of homeowners have trouble with electricity waste, and are trying to find a way to reduce the consumption of electricity in their homes. The solution is not in reducing the usage of electrical devices, but using the right ones. Here are some of the best ways to save energy and your paycheck every month.…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on June 24, 2017 at 3:19pm — No Comments

I Was the Cobbler Whose Kids Had No Shoes

This blog by BPI CEO Larry Zarker was originally posted on BPIhomeowner.org.

I used to wonder why my athletic teenage children suffered from sinusitis in the Fall, then a colleague…

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Added by Quinn Korzeniecki on June 23, 2017 at 7:19am — No Comments

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