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Tips to Reduce Energy Usage During Winter

Did you know that heating and cooling account for about 56% of your home energy use? So, in the midst of winter when you need to keep your home warm, you’ll need to get creative with how you can keep your energy bill as low as possible.

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Lighting Up the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

Don’t let electricity costs dampen your holiday spirit. These tips should help you keep down electricity costs (and prevent a power outage) if you’re interested in decorating your home with lights.

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The Light You Need, With the Cost Savings You Deserve

We’ve talked plenty about the pros and cons of light bulbs, but a discussion about energy efficiency shouldn’t be restricted to this alone. We need to talk about lighting efficiency, a broader topic that includes everything from lighting design to the use of timers, sensors, and dimmers.

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Surviving Days-Long Power Outages

After Hurricane Sandy blew through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast causing millions of power outages, what do you do now that the power is out? The first place to start is to contact your local utility company.

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Preparing for Extreme Weather Events Beforehand

If the lights go out, will you be ready? Have you done everything possible beforehand to assure your safety while your local utility company works to restore power?

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CFLs: What You Need to Know About Recycling & Disposal

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are great energy savers. But, there’s a slight catch – they contain mercury.

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It’s Simple: Regular AC maintenance equals energy savings

Running your air conditioner in the dog days of summer isn’t cheap. In fact, it can account for more than 50 percent of your energy bill.

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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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Financing a Green Lifestyle: Navigating the tax-credit labyrinth

Converting your house to an energy-efficient green home or trading in your SUV for a gas-sipping hybrid or electric model ultimately will save you money and protect the environment. However, energy-efficient products and renewable energy options for your home often don’t come cheap.

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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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