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.

how air fryers benefit your health and cut energy costs

How Air Fryers Benefit Your Health and Cut Energy Costs

Air fryers are a relatively new technology. Introduced in 2005 for commercial kitchens, they quickly found a consumer market.

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15 Smart Home Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Smart home gift ideas aren’t just for the techies on your list anymore. Cool tech gifts are going mainstream, appealing to anyone who cares about safety and security, convenience, or entertainment.

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Dirty Home Appliances: Tips for Cleaning Gross Stains & Fighting Mystery Odors

Some of your home’s grimiest places are your home appliances. Another often overlooked source of smells and dust are dirty vents.

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Energy-Saving Tips for Your Bathroom

The average American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water a day, most of which is used in the bathroom. To put that into perspective, people in many African nations can access only 5.

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What Is Constellation Connect?

Once considered science fiction, the smart home has become a reality. Today’s homeowners increasingly use smart home devices to monitor and control energy usage, remotely control appliances and improve home security.

5 Ways to Cut Your Home Energy Use with Smart Lighting.

5 Ways to Cut Your Home Energy Usage with Smart Lighting

Home lighting has important practical and aesthetic applications. We use lighting to brighten our homes at night, to focus attention, for security and to create atmosphere.

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The Best Smart-Home Apps for Energy Efficiency

According to the US Energy Information Administration, the average household in the United States pays around $1,340.04 for electricity every year, with small businesses paying approximately $7,856.

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Energy-Efficient Humidifiers: The Benefits of Home Humidity

It’s uncomfortable dealing with dry air in your house, especially if you live in a region with cold, dry winters. The most common solution for dealing with dry air is a humidifier, which adds moisture to the surrounding air.

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How Replacing Windows Increases Your Energy Savings

According to Energy.gov, the average American household wastes energy due to drafts, air leaks and inefficient heating or cooling systems.

Choosing the Best Air Purifier and Eliminating Indoor Air Pollution

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the average American spends an average of 90 percent of their lives indoors. As a result, many Americans are exposed to a wide range of indoor air pollutants over long periods of time.

How to Automate Your Appliances with Smart Plugs

Automate Anything in Your Home: Smart Plugs and Outlets

Smart homes give homeowners control over everything from energy use to home security, but transitioning to an entirely automated home can be a little overwhelming. If you don’t already have a smart-home hub, smart plugs might be the perfect compromise.

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