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Savings Project: Lower Water Heating Temperature

Turning down your water heater temperature can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 15, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Savings Project: How to Seal Air Leaks with Caulk

Sealing air leaks around windows and doors can save you energy and money. | Courtesy of Flickr user Alyson Hurt.

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 8, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Extended for Homeowners in 2016

By Quinn Korzeniecki (Originally posted on BPI.org)

The end of 2015 was a great time for residential energy efficiency and alternative energy.

In addition to extending the tax credits for solar power, Congress chose to continue offering…

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Added by Quinn Korzeniecki on February 4, 2016 at 8:20am — No Comments

Saving Energy: Home Water Heating

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 1, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Where to Insulate in a Home

Examples of where to insulate. 1. In unfinished attic spaces, insulate between and over the floor joists to seal off living spaces below. If the air distribution is in the attic space, then consider insulating the rafters to move the distribution into the conditioned space. (1A) attic access door 2. In finished attic rooms…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on January 25, 2016 at 7:16am — No Comments

Which Water Heater Is Right for You?

Investing in a more energy efficient water heater can save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, U.S. Department of Energy…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on January 11, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

6 Smart Energy Resolutions for 2016

As we say goodbye to 2015, we usher in a new year with champagne toasts, singing “Auld Lang Syne” and -- of course -- resolutions. Why not make 2016 the year you resolve to take simple steps to save energy? Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

1. Unplug those unused electronics.

We all do it. We leave electronics and…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on January 4, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Energy of Star Wars - Episode II - Battery Power

It is a period of energy revolution. Four scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 NATIONAL LABS join forces in a Google Hangout.



Their expertise lies in how energy works on Earth. But with their combined knowledge they attempt to find ENERGY solutions in a galaxy far, far away.



Answer your…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 28, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: How Appliance Standards Help Consumers Save Big

By Dr. Kathleen Hogan (originally posted on Energy.gov)…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Asthma in Your Family? Home Performance Upgrades May Help

Now that the December holidays are around the corner, I find myself reflecting on 2015 and wondering what 2016 will bring. One of the reasons I feel so passionate about home performance is that twenty years ago my youngest child came into the world as a beautiful new baby seemingly happy and healthy. Almost right from the start he developed inconsistent periods of…

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Added by Quinn Korzeniecki on December 15, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

Quiz: Test Your Home Energy IQ

Energy Savers has an interesting and FUN quiz about home energy efficiency.

Find out what you know about saving energy around the house.

Take the…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 14, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Weatherizing Home and Self for Winters in the North



The Midwest is known for especially harsh winter conditions. If the ice cold cinematography of Fargo hasn’t kept you glued to the couch this fall then perhaps it’s worth considering that plenty of Norwegian immigrants made the…

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Added by Ryan T De La Rosa on December 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

LED Christmas Lights Save You Money!

Here's an easy energy-saving victory this holiday season: It only costs $0.27 to light a 6-foot tree for 12 hours a day for 40 days with LEDs compared to $10 for incandescent lights.

Read about how holiday lights work on…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 7, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments

Energy-Efficient Holiday Decorating Tips

By Erik Hyrkas (originally posted on Energy.gov)…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 30, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Home Heating

Everything you need to know about home heating in under a minute. http://go.usa.gov/cYSuG

Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Insulation Troubles: A Story of a House That Never Stayed Warm, Part 1

By Elizabeth Spencer, Energy Saver blogger (originally posted on Energy.gov)…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 9, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Bright ideas for energy efficient indoor lighting

7 bright ideas for optimizing energy efficient indoor lighting design.

Here are some basic methods for achieving energy-efficient…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 2, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

How to set up the power-down feature on your PC for maximum energy savings

Learn how to set up the power-down feature on your PC for maximum energy savings here >>…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 26, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

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