Energy Efficiency

Everyone wants lower energy costs. Understanding how to increase the energy efficiency of your home and appliances is one way to do that. Take our Cost of Energy Appliance quiz to get started. Discover how well you know what it costs to binge watch your favorite TV show and use other appliances — and then how to save. Learn more about ENERGY STAR and other ways to improve your home energy efficiency.

What is the recommended temperature for an empty house

Recommended Temperature for an Empty House in Summer & Winter

You might be leaving home for a vacation. Or perhaps you are a snowbird, leaving your house vacant for the months of winter and your place in the sun empty over the summer.

what to do if your house is hot upstairs and cold downstairs

What to Do if Your House Is Hot Upstairs and Cold Downstairs

Have you ever wondered why your house is hot upstairs and cold downstairs? One reason is because hot air rises and cold air sinks, so it’s natural that your upstairs rooms are warmer than the ones downstairs.

Attic ventilation fans FAQ

Attic Ventilation Fans FAQ

If you have questions about attic ventilation fans, we have answers. Attic fans are something to consider if you are looking for more energy efficient ways to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

How to recycle light bulbs

How to Recycle Light Bulbs

Innovations in lighting technology have produced bulbs that last longer than ever. But there is a downside.

Energy-Efficient TV Buying Guide & Energy-Saving Tips

Unplugging Appliances to Save Energy: Myth or Fact?

The unplugging-appliances-to-save-energy myth is actually not a myth at all. If you’re wondering whether unplugging appliances saves electricity, here are some answers.

Where to charge your electric car

Where to Charge Your Electric Car

The fast-growing popularity of electric cars is driving demand for public EV car charging stations. They’re not as common today as gas stations, but that could change in the coming years.

Your guide to buying an energy-efficient home

A Guide to Buying an Energy-Efficient Home

If you’re thinking of buying real estate, consider buying an energy-efficient home. You could reduce your monthly utility costs by as much as 30 percent.

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Does your air conditioner need shade?

Does Shade Help an Air Conditioner Save Energy and Perform More Efficiently?

Air conditioner shade has the potential to increase the efficiency and longevity of your air conditioning system. When your unit must operate in direct, all-day sunlight, it tends to run hotter and longer.

When is the best time to water your garden

When is the Best Time to Water a Garden to Conserve Water?

Figuring out the best time of day to water your garden involves several factors. You’ll want to start by thinking about the growth cycles of the plants in your garden.

What’s an HVAC protection plan and how does it work?

What’s an HVAC Protection Plan and How Does It Work?

Now might be a good time to consider the benefits of having an HVAC protection plan. Heating and cooling protection plans ensure your systems are in good working order year-round.

What is electricity and how does it work?

Electricity Explained: How Electricity Is Made and From What Sources

Electricity powers many important things in our everyday lives, from the refrigerators that keep our food cold to the lights that illuminate our homes. It’s easy to take the convenience that electricity offers for granted, especially when it comes at the flick of a switch or push of a button.

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