Passive solar design uses the sun’s energy to heat a home in the cold days of the winter, and wind (breezes) to cool a home in the warm days of the summer....>Read More
Reviewed and Revised 01/03/2014Set thermostats no higher than 68 ºF when people are home. Lower the thermostat when you sleep or not at home. Lowering the...>Read More
Most of us look forward to the fall and winter holidays as times for celebrating, feasting, homecoming, and gathering, connecting with our deepest...>Read More
Whether it is winter or summer, trees can help you save energy at home. Shade for Savings Did you know that only 17% shade over your house during the day...>Read More
Reviewed and Revised on 11/12/2013 For more information on programmable thermostats consult the link Thermostats and Control Systems. You can find...>Read More
Even if you aren't able to replace your existing refrigerator with a new model, there are some things you can do that can help your refrigerator run more...>Read More
Reviewed and Revised on 11/06/2013 The following tips can help you save energy and money each time you do laundry, irrespective of whether you have one the...>Read More
Consumer electronics and appliances amount to about 15% of a home’s utility usage. Did you know these modern conveniences can cost you a lot of money even...>Read More
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