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.

What Does it Cost to Binge Watch Your Favorite TV Show? Take Our Quiz!

Most of us just flip a switch and that’s that. We don’t give much thought to the energy use of appliances.

Do you waste time and money with every load of laundry?

Let’s face it. A lot of us like to talk the talk when it comes to saving energy, but a lot of us also probably have at least one less-than-perfect energy habit that wastes energy and likely costs us some additional money in energy costs.

Are you in a thermostat war over the ideal home temperature?

When it comes to thermostat temperature settings, people fall into one of two overarching categories: those who set the thermostat at one temperature and leave it there and those who don’t. From there, each side usually has a number of often logical and/or emotional reasons why theirs is the ideal thermostat temperature.

Do you turn the lights off when you leave the room?

You can tell which of your neighbors are into lighting savings and which aren’t just by driving past their home or apartment. If the lights are blazing in every room, you know that concerns about the energy used by a light left on is probably not one of their top worries.

How much water do you use in a shower?

Some people see showers as a utilitarian invention: It’s an easy way to remove the dirt of the day without the hassle of filling a bathtub. For others, the shower washes off far more than grime: it can be a happy, private space, where some people escape reality and wash away the day’s annoyances, whether

How to Fix an Air Conditioner

You can own the most energy-efficient air conditioner in the world, but if you don’t follow proper air conditioner cleaning and maintenance standards, it won’t operate optimally. An inefficient air conditioner can use more energy than it should, and that means that it will cost you more money.

Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Summertime Energy-saving Tips The temperature isn’t the only thing rising in the summer. You might also be seeing an uptick on your energy bills as you turn up those air conditioners, run those pool pumps longer, and turn on fans.

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Swimming Pool Energy Saving Tips

Ahhhhh, summer. Winter is a distant memory and the swimming pool beckons.

Programmable Thermostat Savings

Want to make a change that can quickly lower your home heating and cooling costs? Consider installing a programmable or self-programming thermostat.

How Shade Landscaping Can Help Home Energy Conservation

Most of us know trees can beautify a yard, attract desirable wildlife, and provide privacy from neighbors. What homeowners may not realize, however, is that trees can also play an important role in helping reduce home energy costs.

5 Fast Crock-Pot ® Recipes that Save Time and Energy

As part of our “Which is More Energy Efficient” series, we’ve been looking at common household appliances and evaluating which are more energy efficient. (Take our quiz to see how savvy you are about which appliances use the least amount of energy.

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