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.

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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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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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How to Weatherize Your Home for Winter

The time to weatherize your home for winter is before the winds start to blow and the thermometer drops. But even if you’re late to the game, there are still home weatherization steps you can take to help lower your energy costs and while making your home warmer.

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

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

How to Find Air Leaks in Your Home

Finding and sealing air leaks in your house is a great way to take charge of your energy bill. If you’re questioning whether it’s worth the effort, consider this: The average house has enough home air leaks to add up to a 2-square-foot hole.

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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?

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LED vs. CFL Bulbs: Which Is More Energy-Efficient?

Confused about choosing between CFL bulbs vs. LED bulbs?

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Take the Energy Efficiency Quiz

Want to lower your carbon footprint and potentially lower your energy costs? Our energy efficiency quiz can help you discover which appliance to use when.

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Gas vs. Electric Dryers: Which Is Better?

When deciding between a gas dryer vs. electric dryer, your final decision can have a major effect on your power bill.

What is Energy Star® and Why it Matters?

What is ENERGY STAR … and Why It Matters

Want to lower your energy costs and shrink your carbon footprint? One of the quickest ways to achieve both these goals is to incorporate two words into your daily life: ENERGY STAR®.

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The Difference Between CFL and LED Lighting

Tighter budgets and a growing concern for the environment are motivating many to look for new ways to reduce their energy consumption. Did you know that switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bill?

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