February 2014 Blog Posts (4)

#AskEnergySaver about Insulation

One of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home's comfort is to add insulation to your attic. Learn more about insulation. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Lab.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 26, 2014 at 7:19am — No Comments

Savings Project: How to Weatherstrip Double-Hung (or Sash) Windows

You can use weatherstripping in your home to seal air leaks around movable joints, such as windows or doors. To determine how much weatherstripping you will need, add the perimeters of all…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Thermostats

You can save money on your heating and cooling bills by simply resetting your thermostat when you are asleep or away from home. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.

Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 12, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Considering Solar For Your Home? One Milwaukee Homeowner Shares Her Experience

When Paula Papanek, PhD and Associate Professor at Marquette University, decided to install solar panels on the roof of her Milwaukee home – it was with a clear goal in mind. “I want to be energy neutral by the time I retire,” she explained. Paula’s on a personal quest to substantially decrease her home energy costs over the next decade. Ultimately she hopes to…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 5, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

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