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5 Common Myths About Residential Solar

There are a lot of misconceptions about residential solar. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The amount of solar connected to the grid has grown exponentially in the past several years, and as of May 2016, there are …

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

Energy Savings Project: Lower Water Heating Temperature

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 8, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Under the (Heat) Dome: Staying Cool and Efficient on the Hottest Days

Prepare to keep yourself--and your pets--cool, healthy, and comfortable during extreme heat. | FEMA News…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 1, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

5 Quick Ways to Save Energy on Home Cooling

It’s hot out there! 

Here are some simple steps you can take to stay cool and save energy on hot summer days:  …

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 25, 2016 at 8:27am — No Comments

A Home Cooling Strategy for Lower Energy Bills

Proper maintenance can help keep your air conditioner running efficiently and prolong the life of the unit. | Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/Spiderstock

Proper maintenance can help keep your air conditioner running efficiently and prolong the life of the unit.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on July 5, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Thermostats

A digital programmable thermostat set for energy savings during the heating season can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/burwellphotography

A digital programmable thermostat set for energy savings can save energy and money. …

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on June 26, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Solar Panel Design Ideas for Your Home

These examples of building integrated photovoltaic panels are like solar eye candy. All images from U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

These examples of building integrated photovoltaic panels are like solar eye candy. All images from U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on June 20, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Maintaining your air conditioner

Replacing or cleaning air conditioner filters is a critical maintenance task. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/firemanYU.

Replacing or cleaning air conditioner filters is a critical maintenance task. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/firemanYU.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on June 13, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fans for Cooling

Ceiling fans circulate air in a room to help keep occupants cool. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/jimkruger

Ceiling fans circulate air in a room to help keep occupants cool. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/jimkruger…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on June 6, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Everything you need to know about home cooling

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 31, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Let's talk about ceiling fans

Get this: If you raise your thermostat by only two degrees and use your ceiling fan, you can lower cooling costs by up to 14%.

Remember: Fans cool people not rooms...so always turn off your ceiling fan when you leave a…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 24, 2016 at 8:08am — No Comments

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring and Summer

Designing a landscape around your climate is key to maximizing energy-savings. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/RiverNorthPhotography

By Paige Terlip (Originally posted on…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 16, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top Five Tips from Clean Energy Moms

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 9, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Energy Saving Tips for Appliances

Household appliances make up about 13% of your energy costs. There are a lot of things you can do to save energy in your home. I hope to provide you with some tips to cut your cost by using energy saving hacks for appliances.

Buy Energy Efficient Products

This is definitely a good place to…

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Added by McKinley Carbone on May 2, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home

Energy Saver Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home

SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY TODAY

An…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on May 2, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments

The Story of a House that Never Stayed Warm: A Well-Insulated Resolution

Here is the energy usage graph from our most recent electricity bill. The months are displayed…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 25, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments

Earth Week Quiz: Test Your Climate Change IQ

Earth Day is Friday, April 22!

Test your climate change IQ by taking the climate change quiz at Energy.gov:…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 20, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Windows, Doors, and Skylights

Choose energy efficient windows to reduce energy bills and improve the comfort of your home. | Photo courtesy of FSEC/IBACOS.

Choose energy efficient windows to reduce energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.

Windows,…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 11, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You

Advanced Power Strips (APS) look just like ordinary power strips, except that they have built-in features that are designed to reduce the amount of energy used by many consumer electronics. There are several different types of APSs on the market, but they all…

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

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