5 Ways to Save on Air Conditioning Costs this Summer

April 30, 2013

One of the biggest contributors to high electric bills is summer air-conditioning. That should make finding ways to lower your air-conditioning usage a necessity. There are ways you can do this without investing a lot of time or spending a lot of money. 1. Make your home as airtight as possible. Most of us are […]

3 Home Energy Scams to Avoid

April 23, 2013

With summer coming up, consumers once again want to figure out how to save more money on their home energy costs. Indeed, saving money on home energy becomes more important during winter and summer, when more extreme temperatures demand more from air conditioners and furnaces. Looking for ways to cut your costs is smart, but […]

Alternative Energy Saves the Day

August 12, 2009

Our nation’s main sources of energy won’t always be there when we need them, when that happens I sure hope we’ve found enough alternative energy to keep us staggering along. I know this from personal experience since our family just got back from a trip around the Midwest that was fueled largely by alternative energy.  […]

Energy Saving Tips to Help Lower Your Heating and Cooling Bills

October 8, 2008

Programmable thermostats and window treatments can keep down the costs of staying cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  Here are some other minor home improvements you can make to your home that can have a major impact on your energy bill: Change to CFL Bulbs. Americans could save close to $8 billion […]

Save Money on Heating and Cooling Costs with the Right Window Treatments

October 6, 2008

Programmable thermostats were the topic of the first energy saving question I had for the experts at the Home Depot.  The next question I asked has to do with a “dispute” I have with my wife.  We have curtains across a big sliding glass door in the back of the house and I’m always closing […]

Programmable Thermostats and Energy Saving Advice from The Home Depot

October 4, 2008

High energy prices are causing many people to look more closely at how much money they spend on heating and cooling their home.  The good news is that there are usually relatively minor things you can do to make your home or appartment more energy efficient, saving on your heating and cooling bill.  The bad […]

Tips to Cut Your Water Heating Costs

February 28, 2008

This week I’m featuring Energy Saving tips, save some money by conserving energy! Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 16% of your utility bill. There are four ways to cut your water heating bills: use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water […]

Save Money with Energy Efficient Windows

February 27, 2008

This week I’m featuring Energy Saving tips, save some money by conserving energy! Windows can be one of your home’s most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and solar heating in the winter. Unfortunately, they can also account for 10% to 25% of your heating bill. During the summer, sunny windows make your air […]

Energy Tips for Heating and Cooling Your Home – Fireplaces, Thermostats, & Landscaping

February 26, 2008

This week I’m featuring Energy Saving tips, save some money by conserving energy! Yesterday I covered some heating and cooling tips for your home, today we’ll look at a few more. FireplacesWhen you cozy up next to a crackling fire on a cold winter day, you probably don’t realize that your fireplace is one of […]

Energy Tips for Heating and Cooling Your Home

February 25, 2008

This week I’m featuring Energy Saving tips, save some money by conserving energy! Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home. Typically, 61% of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling. What’s more, heating and cooling systems in the United States together […]

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