Did you know? Not only do LED holiday lights consume less electricity, they also have the following advantages:
Safer → LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of…
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Active solar heating systems use solar energy to heat a fluid -- either liquid or air -- and then transfer the solar heat directly to the interior space or to a storage system for later use. If the solar system cannot provide adequate space heating, an auxiliary or back-up system provides the additional heat. Liquid systems are more often used when storage is…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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 …Continue
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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…Continue
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Outdoor lights are usually left on for a long time. Using energy efficient bulbs with these fixtures will save lots of energy. LEDs work well indoors and outdoors because of their durability and performance in cold environments.…Continue
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Three people who together helped increase the energy efficiency of lighting systems across the world have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.
This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a…Continue
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A trellis with a climbing vine can shade a home and still allow air circulation. | Photo courtesy of John Krigger, Saturn Resource.
Solar heat absorbed through windows and roofs can increase cooling costs, and incorporating shade from landscaping elements can help reduce this solar heat gain. Shading and evapotranspiration (the process by which a plant…Continue
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Energy.gov has a very cool tool which will let you see how much someone like you uses. Check it out…Continue
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Today you can choose from a new generation of wood- and pellet-burning appliances that are cleaner burning, more efficient, and powerful enough to heat many average-sized, modern homes. Pellet fuel appliances burn small pellets that measure 3/8 to 1 inch in length.
When choosing a wood- or…Continue
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James Brew discusses how small changes to your house can make huge changes in our environment.
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A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL…
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Energy-efficient light bulbs are available today and could save you about $50 per year in energy costs when you replace 15 traditional incandescent bulbs in your home.…Continue
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Keep your energy bills out of hot water. Insulate your water heater to save energy and money, or choose an on-demand hot water heater to save even more.
Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for…Continue
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