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Quiz: Test Your Lighting IQ

 

How bright are you when it comes to…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on March 28, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips



Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias.

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on March 21, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

TIPS: Smart Appliances

Smart appliances can help you shift your electricity use to off-peak hours.

Smart appliances can help you shift your electricity use to off-peak hours.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on March 14, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Buying the Perfect Energy-Efficient Light Bulb in 5 Easy Steps

Shopping for energy-efficient light bulbs just got easier! | Photo courtesy of iStockphotography.com/Thomas_EyeDesign

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

When to Turn Off Your Lights

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/kyoshino.

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/kyoshino.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 29, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments

Energy Efficient Appliances

Choose efficient appliances and use them wisely to save money and energy. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder/NREL.

Choose efficient appliances and use them wisely to save money and energy. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder/NREL…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on February 22, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

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.

Originally posted on…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 14, 2015 at 7:00am — 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…

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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

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