Appliance Energy Comparisons

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What is a low-flow shower head or faucet?

What is a low-flow shower head? It’s a shower head that is designed to reduce the amount of water that is wasted in order for your home to be more water-efficient.

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Smart Thermostat vs. Wifi Enabled Thermostat

If you haven’t put a lot of thought into how you control the temperature in your home, perhaps now is the time to look at the benefits of a smart thermostat. You might be doing just fine with a “regular” wall unit, but you might be able to cross one thing off your daily to-do

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Top-load vs. Front-load Washers

There are several reasons why you might be interested in figuring out whether a front-load versus top-load washing machine best suits your needs. One could be that you’re in the market for a new washer, and you want to know things like front-load washing machine pros and cons.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home

If you’re intrigued by smart household appliances, you’re not alone. The most recent holiday season proved to be a big one for Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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Which Is More Energy Efficient: Electric vs. Gas Grills?

Summer is almost here, and for many people, that means it’s time to fire up the backyard grill. That can be a relief, as it could mean less mess in your kitchen, and it’s a fast way to serve a delicious meal to a larger group of people if you’re entertaining.

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Instant Pot® vs. Crock-Pot®: Which is More Energy Efficient?

People are always on the lookout for fast, easy ways to cook meals, and it’s even better when there’s less cleanup involved. The most recent cooking craze to the “must-have kitchen cache” is the Instant Pot®.

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Home Energy Saving Series: Energy Efficient Roofing Options

There are lots of choices you must make as a homeowner, from the smallest decisions about how to decorate your home to the larger ones, like what type of energy efficient roofing to have installed on your home. Whether you’re choosing an energy efficient roof for a newly constructed home or looking to replace your

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Which Is More Energy Efficient? Gas vs. Wood-Burning Fireplaces vs. Electric Fireplaces

The National Association of Home Builders says fireplaces are among the top three most desired features for a new homebuyer. Who doesn’t love the idea of sitting by a crackling fire on a cold night?

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Home Energy Savings Series: Radiant Floor Heating

With a large part of household budgets devoted to heating, nearly everyone is looking to get the most bang for their energy bucks. The good news is that radiant floor heating might be the answer to your energy cost concerns.

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Bottom Mount Freezer vs. Side-by-Side Fridges: Which Is More Energy Efficient

Quick! Do you know which appliances use the most energy in the average home?

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Home Energy Savings Series: Choosing a Space Heater

When the weather cools, you have a couple of basic options: Turn up the thermostat or, depending on the area you’re heating, perhaps holding off on doing that and instead using a space heater. Using energy efficient space heaters to help keep your home cozy starts with choosing the most efficient space heater that best

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