November 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Laundry Tip

When shopping for a new clothes dryer, look for one with a moisture sensor that automatically shuts off the machine when your clothes are dry. Not only will this save energy, it will save the wear and tear on your clothes caused by over-drying.…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

It pays to make energy efficiency improvements

The most recent analysis from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows the cost of saving energy is less than half of constructing a new coal plant for the same amount of electricity.

Saving energy costs about 4.4 cents per kWh, according to new analysis from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory based on data from 34 states,…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 25, 2014 at 7:18am — No Comments

Keep The Heat in Your Home at Wintertime

Keep Your Family Warm, Save Money & Help the Environment

This year (2014) has been one of the hottest summers on record in the United Kingdom and one of the mildest autumns. It’s so mild outside (18th November) that I’m still wearing my denim jacket rather than…


Added by Garry Boyd on November 18, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Detecting Air Leaks

For a thorough and accurate measurement of air leakage in your home, hire a qualified technician to conduct an energy assessment, particularly a blower door test.

You may already know where some air leakage occurs in your home, such as an under-the-door draft, but you'll need to find the less obvious gaps to properly …


Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 18, 2014 at 6:37am — No Comments

Winter Energy Savings for Your Home

The breeze is crisp, the leaves are changing and Starbucks gift card sales are through the roof. Fall is definitely upon us. As the need for air conditioning to keep your home cool slowly lessens, homeowners are presented with the perfect opportunity to help the environment (and themselves) by lowering their energy consumption. Before winter rears its frosty head, you can prepare your home for cold-weather energy savings that won’t sacrifice…


Added by Shelley Davenport on November 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

#AskEnergySaver: Home Heating

Home heating and cooling account for about 48 percent of the average utility bill. As the weather gets cooler, it’s important to weatherize your home in order to save money while staying cozy. And while we have lots of great…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 11, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

A Battery that Stores Power: The Future of Solar Energy

As the world is seeking an alternative to using fossil fuels and coal, scientists have been researching and pushing to develop a way to use cheap and clean energy. Even though scientists have made a lot of progress in discovering and using renewable energy, there are still problems compared to the level of efficiency that then need compete with fossil…


Added by Alicia Hobbs on November 4, 2014 at 7:19am — No Comments

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