Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.
The water you use at home matters when it comes to energy use as well as caring for our communities and the environment. Because showering accounts for a major portion of household water usage, knowing how much water a shower uses can go a long way toward conserving it.
You can own the most energy-efficient air conditioner in the world, but if you don’t follow proper air conditioner cleaning and maintenance standards, it won’t operate optimally. An inefficient air conditioner can use more energy than it should, and that means that it will cost you more money.
Most of us know trees can beautify a yard, attract desirable wildlife, and provide privacy from neighbors. What homeowners may not realize, however, is that trees can also play an important role in helping reduce home energy costs.
As part of our “Which is More Energy Efficient” series, we’ve been looking at common household appliances and evaluating which are more energy efficient. (Take our quiz to see how savvy you are about which appliances use the least amount of energy.
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Ever wonder how much energy your home actually uses? Did you know that leaving appliances and electronics running constantly, as so many of us do, generate added energy expenses that can really add up?