December 14, 2010

Deck Those Halls!

Preparing to decorate your home for the holiday season? Consider LED lighting as an energy-efficient option.

October 15, 2010

Energy 101: Home Energy Assessments

Take an inside look at just what takes place with a home energy audit.

August 30, 2010

Energy 101 Videos: Learn More About the Basics!

A brand new Web site on EERE talks about the basics of how energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies work. But I wanted to point out something in particular: the Energy 101 series of videos!

January 6, 2010

Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement

For the past few weeks, my forced-air gas furnace has been on the fritz. I blame this on the fact that I haven't been as diligent as I should have been with regular furnace maintenance.

November 2, 2009

Going Ductless with Heat Pumps

Even though electric baseboard heating is about 100% efficient, it is a costly way of heating a house.To cut costs and energy consumption, we had a ductless heat pump installed in our bedroom.

October 26, 2009

15 Ways to Save on Your Water Heating Bill

Considering that water heating can account for around 12% of a family's utility bill—the biggest chunk after space heating and cooling—it really shouldn't be that surprising that you want to know how to heat your water more efficiently.

April 14, 2009

Spring into Energy Savings

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's new Stay Cool, Save Money website is a great resource for efficiency tips

April 7, 2009

Landscaping with an Eye To Energy Efficiency

Properly planned out landscaping can help shave the peaks and valleys off of the most intense weather your home is exposed to.

December 2, 2008

Tips to Save Energy During the Holidays

Tips to help you save energy and money, even as you celebrate the holidays.