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Everything You Need to Know About Home Heating

Everything you need to know about home heating in under a minute.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Insulation Troubles: A Story of a House That Never Stayed Warm, Part 1

By Elizabeth Spencer, Energy Saver blogger (originally posted on…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 9, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

Bright ideas for energy efficient indoor lighting

7 bright ideas for optimizing energy efficient indoor lighting design.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on November 2, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

How to set up the power-down feature on your PC for maximum energy savings

Learn how to set up the power-down feature on your PC for maximum energy savings here >>…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 26, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Tips: Appliances

Appliances account for about 13% of your household's energy costs, with refrigeration, cooking, and laundry at the top of the list. Find out how much it costs to use your favorite appliance:…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 19, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

Energy Guide labels

Look for the bright yellow and black EnergyGuide label next time you are shopping for a new appliance. These panels show the estimated annual energy consumption and…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Rule Your Attic! For Comfort and Savings

When's the last time you set foot in your attic? Sometimes it's the things you can't see that cost the most money. Take a picture of your attic and tag ENERGY STAR to get custom recommendations from EPA experts on money-saving tips that also increase your home's comfort.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 5, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Energy Auditor's Toolbox

What tools does an energy auditor use to determine where a home is wasting energy? go.usa.gov/3eh5B…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

How efficient is your furnace?

What's your AFUE IQ? Learn about your furnace or boiler's annual fuel utilization efficiency here: go.usa.gov/3e4WV…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on September 21, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

How to Choose the Right Solar Panels

This is a repost of a blog posting on Home Energy Pros by Jamie Press, posted here with permission.

Whether you've decided to live "off the grid" or simply work eco-friendly energy into your current lifestyle, using solar energy is an ideal way to accomplish the goal. Using photovoltaic technology,…

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Added by Gregory Homan on May 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keep Down The Cost of Cooling (Infographic)

With all the increases in energy costs over the past decade, the financial impact of heating and cooling your home has become of real concern for many people, but despite our cooler climate it hasn’t discouraged more domestic and commercial investment in air conditioning systems.

Our infographic below take a look at this increase in consumer interest along with some of the costs involved, most importantly we include our top tips on making sure you stay as efficient as possible with…

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Added by Nancy White on March 27, 2015 at 12:26am — No Comments

When to DIY & When to Call an HVAC Professional

When your HVAC system breaks down, it can make living conditions unbearable. In the height of summer, your home or office will feel like an oven and during the cold winter months, it will be like living inside a refrigerator. Having your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system fixed can also be a costly affair, which is why many people choose to do the repairs by themselves.…

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Added by Dan McKee on March 11, 2015 at 2:15am — No Comments

At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things



The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver…

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Added by Alan Meier on March 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting to Net Zero Energy

This Beautiful Solar Home in Utah is approaching Net Zero Energy. In an Energy Vanguard post Allison Bailes tell how they are getting there. Read…

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Added by Gregory Homan on March 18, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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