November 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Making the Invisible Visible: Valuing Energy Efficiency Improvements in a Real Estate Transaction

Often, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and environmental impact – are literally invisible during key steps of any home sale or refinance…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Simple Steps that Will Save You in Energy Costs

How can we save more money without significantly changing our lifestyle? The answer may surprise you. Making energy-efficient improvements to your home and the way you choose to use your resources is much simpler than you may be anticipating. In fact, once you start living sustainably, you'll have a hard time imagining how you did it any other way. Here are five major…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on November 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Tips for Using Solar During the Holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year full of food, presents and twinkling lights. It is also a time of year when the sun sets sooner, snow is falling, and temperatures drop. All of this adds up to a surge in energy use as lights go on sooner and the heaters come on. For those using solar energy, the winter weather provides some unique challenges as the sun is available for fewer hours and build-up from snow and ice can affect your solar panels. So, whether…

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Added by Lindsey Patterson on November 11, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Weatherizing Homes to Uniform Standard Can Achieve $33 Billion in Annual Energy Savings

With winter around the corner some homeowners may be thinking about plugging all the leaks in their home to make them less drafty. Imagine if every homeowner in the country did that—how much energy could be saved? Using physics-based modeling of the U.S. housing stock, researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found in a new study that upgrading…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on November 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

No-Regrets Remodeling Second Edition: Creating a Comfortable, Healthy Home That Saves Energy

Want to create an attractive home that meets your needs while being more energy efficient, comfortable, and durable? The second edition of No-Regrets Remodeling shows readers how to plan and design homes that are less costly to operate and maintain, and healthier for their family. 

No-Regrets Remodeling…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on November 4, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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