Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

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DIY: How to get rid of cockroaches, mice and other pests in your home

Any pests in your home are cause for concern. They’re annoying, could bite and spread diseases, and they can damage your house.

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HVAC Maintenance DIY Checklist

If you’ve experienced common furnace problems, you might already know that there’s a lot of value in routine HVAC maintenance. DIY “pros” often know where to look for heater troubleshooting or central air conditioner maintenance, but for those of us who are less experienced, a few HVAC maintenance tips can go a long way.

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DIY: Fixing Water Damage

Fixing water damage is no fun, whether it’s because your home is in a flood-prone area, or because you have a leaky pipe or roof or other structural problems. “Water damage” usually refers to water that gets into your home through cracks in foundation, flooding, broken pipes or some other way, and that can cause

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DIY: How to Fix a Clogged Drain

Clogged drains are a simple fact of life. At some point, you’re likely to find yourself searching the internet to find out how to fix a clogged drain.

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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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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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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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Home Energy Savings Series: Creating an Energy Efficient Garden

Spring is a time to ponder what to do with that garden you’ve been thinking about all winter. While it might seem as if saving energy is something you can only do inside your home, savvy gardeners know that energy efficient garden design can help them enjoy the fruits of their labor and energy savings

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The Homeowners’ Guide to Tax Credits and Rebates

We put together a big list of home improvement tax credits to help you save money on your 2016 tax return. We also included information on rebates for energy-efficient appliances to help you save money if you need/want to use your tax savings on energy-efficient appliances.

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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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