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December 3, 2014
Hanging drapes or blinds soon after moving is a small step that can have an immediate effect on the comfort of your home. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/powershot.
Improving Home Efficiency and Comfort Right After a Move

It’s not always easy to make big changes to improve the energy efficiency of your home, especially after you've just moved, but small steps can...

November 26, 2014
We're thankful for energy-efficient light bulbs, home energy audits, ENERGY STAR appliances, and using public transportation. | Photos courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Five Energy-Savings Things I am Thankful for this Year

In this season of mindfulness and gratitude, we spend a lot of time being thankful for everything we have including ways to save energy and money.

November 25, 2014
This month our experts answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on weatherization. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
#AskEnergySaver: Weatherization

You asked, we answered. Our home performance expert answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on Weatherization.

November 24, 2014
The electric kettle wins the final round of #EnergyFaceoff. | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Electric Kettle Takes Down Microwave in Final Round of #EnergyFaceoff

The final round of #EnergyFaceoff goes to the electric kettle! See how much it can save compared to a microwave when heating water.

November 24, 2014
Microwave or electric kettle, which appliance should win the honor of heating your water? | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Microwave vs. Electric Kettle: Which Appliance Is in Hot Water in #EnergyFaceoff Round 4?

In the final #EnergyFaceoff round, the electric kettle takes on the microwave for the honor of heating your water.

November 21, 2014
Buying ENERGY STAR appliances saves money and energy.  | Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy
Save Energy on Appliances this Holiday Season

Before the holiday shopping mayhem begins, take a look at Energy Saver's tips for finding the most energy efficient appliances.

November 19, 2014
The electric blanket takes round three of #EnergyFaceoff! | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Electric Blanket Delivers K.O. to Space Heater During #EnergyFaceoff Round Three

#EnergyFaceoff round three goes to the electric blanket, see how much more money it can save you over a space heater!

November 17, 2014
#EnergyFaceoff heats up with round 3… Electric blanket vs. space heater. Which is more efficient? | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Electric Blanket vs. Space Heater: #EnergyFaceoff Round 3 Heats Up

#EnergyFaceoff heats up with round 3, electric blanket vs. space heater. Which is more efficient?

November 14, 2014
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Guía Ahorre Energía: Consejos sobre el ahorro de dinero y energía en el hogar

Siguiendo sólo algunos de los sencillos consejos de aquí en la sección guía Ahorre Energía de nuestra página web, tú puedes crear un hogar más...

November 12, 2014
The vacuum takes the title of most efficient in #EnergyFaceoff round two. | Graphic courtesy of Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Upright Vacuum Sweeps Up the Competition in #EnergyFaceoff Round Two

#EnergyFaceoff round two goes to...The vacuum! See how it all breaks down.

November 10, 2014
The hair dryer and the vacuum go head to head in #EnergyFaceoff round two! | Graphic courtesy of Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Lab
Hair Dryer vs. Upright Vacuum: Round Two of #EnergyFaceoff Begins

#EnergyFaceoff round two: hair dryer vs. upright vacuum. Which is more energy efficient?

November 5, 2014
The computer takes the efficiency title in round one of #EnergyFaceoff. | Graphic courtesy of Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Computer Defeats Video Game System in #EnergyFaceoff Round One

In #EnergyFaceoff round one, the computer edges out the video gaming system for the title of most efficient.

November 4, 2014
So be sure to follow @EnergySaver on Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest Energy Saver tips, campaigns, and energy efficiency and renewable energy information!
New Energy Saver Twitter Account

Follow @EnergySaver on Twitter for information on energy efficiency and renewable energy at home, and to ask your home energy questions!

November 4, 2014
Round one of #EnergyFaceoff begins with the computer (CPU) vs. the video game system. Which is more energy efficient? | Graphic courtesy of Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Computer vs. Video Game System: Ready to Rumble in the #EnergyFaceoff Jungle

Round one of #EnergyFaceoff begins with a fight between a computer (CPU) and a video game system. Which is more energy efficient?

November 3, 2014
The #EnergyFaceoff rounds have begun, which appliance do you think is more energy-efficient? | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
#EnergyFaceoff Rounds Begin!

Energy Saver presents #EnergyFaceoff! Each week two appliances will face off on social media to determine which uses less energy, with the victor...

October 30, 2014
On average, clothes dryers cost $96 per year. Find out how much energy your dryer uses. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
How Much Are Your Appliances and Electronics Costing You?

Use our updated Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use page to calculate the electricity consumption of your appliances in preparation...

October 29, 2014
This month our experts answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on home heating. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
#AskEnergySaver: Home Heating

You asked, we answered! Here are answers to your #AskEnergySaver questions on home heating.

October 28, 2014
Solar energy benefits homeowners, the job market, and the planet. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Lab
What Can Solar Do for You

Using solar energy at home can help you save money, protect the planet, increase property values, and create jobs.

October 28, 2014
Your basement no longer has to be scary. We are sharing tips and tricks to make it more comfortable and energy efficient. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/spxChrome.
Taking on Scary Basements

Some tricks and treats to help make home energy costs less spooky this Halloween season.

October 22, 2014
When installing an off-grid solar electric system be sure you have "balance-of-system" equipment to transmit electricity safely. | Photo courtesy of Warren Gretz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Going Off the Grid with Solar

Harnessing solar power off the grid isn't as difficult as it seems, here are three steps to help with installing your off-grid system.

October 20, 2014
Using a power strip to switch off appliances ensures your home won't be plagued by energy vampires. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/webking
Energy Vampires are Attacking Your Home – Here’s How to Stop Them

Stop energy vampires from sucking your wallet dry by switching off power strips and unplugging appliances when not in use.

October 17, 2014
Passive solar design uses carefully designed overhangs and reflective coatings on windows, exterior walls, and roofs to provide comfort during the cooling season. | Photo courtesy of Jason Flakes, U.S. Department of Energy
Using Passive Solar Design to Save Money and Energy

You can harness solar energy to heat and cool your home through passive solar design.

October 14, 2014
Don't let your energy bill scare you this Halloween, Energy Saver has tips to save money and energy. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/knape
Preparing for a Fun and Energy Efficient Halloween

Discover some scary-good ways to save energy this Halloween!

October 10, 2014
Installing a renewable energy system for you home, like these solar panels, doesn't mean breaking the bank. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Labratory
Fall into Savings with a Tax Credit-Eligible Energy System

Installing clean energy, like solar panels or a solar water heater, doesn't mean breaking the bank. Take advantage of tax credits now!

October 7, 2014
Solar panels heat water that is delivered to a storage tank. | Photo courtesy of David Springer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Everything You Wanted to Know About Solar Water Heating Systems

Learn all about choosing, sizing, maintaining, and financing a solar water heating system, as part of #EnergySaverSolar month.