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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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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Roundup of this month’s posts about energy efficiency

For the past month, our vice president of solar & energy efficiency sales, Michael Smith, provided a wealth of resources for homeowners that are interested in using energy more efficiently around the house. In case you missed any of them or if you’re interested in having the information all in one place, below please see

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Do you qualify for an energy-efficiency grant?

One of our Facebook fans recently asked us if we could offer insights into the availability of grants to help fund energy-efficiency initiatives. The good news is, assistance is available; the bad news — particularly if you don’t have a lot time to spare — is that it takes effort to find these resources.

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Financing a Green Lifestyle: Energy efficiency mortgage and home-improvement loans

You’ve probably heard the old adage: If you snooze, you lose. If you were thinking about scrapping your old appliances for more efficient models, particularly those qualified under the U.

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Take energy efficiency on the road

Gasoline prices go up, and they go down. Lately, they’ve gone mostly south since peaking at $3.

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Simple summer home energy efficiency tips

It’s summer and the temperatures are hitting triple digits. The good news is you can stay comfortable without breaking the bank.

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What does it mean to be energy efficient?

The “super derecho” that raced from northern Indiana to the southern mid-Atlantic coast in late June, cutting power to millions, underscored just how dependent we are on energy and the fragility of the grid that supplies it. Though we have no control over Mother Nature, we do have control over our own personal energy consumption

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Video: Energy Efficiency to help Trenton Housing Authority residents stay cool this summer

Summer is right around the corner and if it’s anything like last summer, some parts of the country may experience some of the hottest temperatures in nearly half a decade. Last year, the 100+ degree heat combined with high humidity was brutal, especially for senior citizens who don’t always have the ability to find refuge

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On the menu for Earth Day: McCormick dishes up recipe for net-zero energy use

When you think of McCormick & Company, the chef in all of us may begin thinking about our favorite cooking spices. Now, thanks to the implementation of a few best practices, we can add net-zero energy use to that list.

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Top 5 ways to make your home more energy efficient in the winter

Your home is working for you every day, all day long. In order to do this work, your house consumes a lot of energy.

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Study shows that more homeowners want more energy efficient homes in 2012

If one of your plans for the New Year includes making your home more energy efficient or seeking a new energy efficient home altogether, then you are certainly not alone. A recent Yahoo!

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