Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 25, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
Understand how a structure such as a house works to create a comfortable interior environment and learn the ways insulation is added to an existing home. Watch this helpful video:…Continue
Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 18, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 11, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
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 LED bulbs.
You might think that something so small in…
Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 28, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Solar panels heat water that is delivered to a storage tank.| Photo courtesy of David Springer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory…
Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 21, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
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.
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 pan to cook can be an energy sucker. Using a warped pot to boil water can take…
Save energy and more with ENERGY STAR. ENERGY STAR clothes washers use 20% less energy to wash clothes than standard washing machines.…
Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 31, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Find out if you are the brightest bulb when it comes to energy efficiency trivia! Test your Home Energy IQ.
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When it comes to improving energy efficiency, there are a lot of questions homeowners…Continue
Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 3, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Tracey Clayton on June 24, 2017 at 3:19pm — No Comments
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 was in our basement one day and asked, “Is it always this wet…Continue
Added by Quinn Korzeniecki on June 23, 2017 at 7:19am — No Comments
If you’re a homeowner, whom do you call when you find mold in a closet and on the ceiling of a bathroom? How about when paint starts peeling on your dining room wall? Whom do you call when there’s standing water in your crawl space? Whom do you think to contact when it’s getting harder and more expensive to keep the house warm in the…Continue
Added by Diane Chojnowski on June 19, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
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Ceiling fans circulate air in a room to help keep occupants cool. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon…
Added by Diane Chojnowski on June 5, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
In the 1970s, Princeton’s Twin Rivers Project found that the behavior of the occupant is a determining factor of the energy used in a home. Families living in identical units (floor plans, furnaces, and appliances) had widely varying energy use. In fact, when new occupants moved into previously occupied units, their energy use was…Continue
Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 30, 2017 at 4:57am — No Comments