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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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Boiler vs. Furnace: Which Is More Energy Efficient?

Most of us don’t know much about the furnace or boiler in our basements other than that they ensure our homes are delightful when the weather outside is frightful. We use the terms “furnace” or “boiler” interchangeably and hope for the best.

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Energy Efficiency

Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters | Which is More Energy Efficient?

The average household spends $400-$600 annually heating its water, according to Energy.gov.

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Which is More Energy Efficient? Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Water heater energy usage Most of us turn on the faucet and don’t pay much attention to how the hot water arrives — until, of course, it doesn’t. We take the mighty hot water heater in our homes for granted.

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Which is More Energy Efficient? Microwave vs Toaster Oven vs Oven

Choosing the right energy-efficient cooking appliance for the right task is one easy way to save energy and potentially lower your energy costs at home. (Not sure where to start?

Energy Efficiency

LED vs CFL Bulbs: Which is More Energy Efficient?

The wholesale switch from incandescent light bulbs, which were discontinued for wattage above 40 watts in 2014, to the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs has been evolving for years. A lot of confusion still exists, however, about these bulbs, starting with which is which.

Energy Efficiency

Which is More Energy Efficient a Gas or Electric Dryer?

The average American family does almost 400 loads of laundry yearly, according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency. All those clothes obviously need to get dried.

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Navigating the Labyrinth of Light Bulb Choices

It’s that time of year. The hours of daylight are getting shorter.

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FAQ Spotlight: What’s the difference between an energy supplier and a utility?

For years, all of our energy services were provided by a single source – our electric utility company. That company would be your sole point of contact for both power outages and billing inquiries.

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