Home Energy Savings

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.

When is the best time to water your garden

When is the Best Time to Water a Garden to Conserve Water?

Figuring out the best time of day to water your garden involves several factors. You’ll want to start by thinking about the growth cycles of the plants in your garden.

What’s an HVAC protection plan and how does it work?

What’s an HVAC Protection Plan and How Does It Work?

Now might be a good time to consider the benefits of having an HVAC protection plan. Heating and cooling protection plans ensure your systems are in good working order year-round.

Your guide to smart home wiring

Your Guide to Smart Home Wiring

Smart home wiring might seem like something that goes without saying now that seemingly everything is becoming wireless. But here’s the problem: The more wireless devices you connect to your network, the weaker the signal each receives.

Smart devices for managing and automating your garden

Smart Devices for Managing and Automating Your Garden

What is smart gardening, exactly? If you’re new to the term, it might be because it’s a relatively new idea.

How to lower humidity and moisture in your house

How to Lower Humidity and Moisture in Your Home

It’s important to know how to lower humidity in your home. Too much moisture in the air is more than just uncomfortable — it can cause health problems and lead to costly water damage.

How to use motion sensors

Your Guide to Motion Sensors: How They Work & Where to Place Them

When it comes to home technology, smart motion sensors are some of the more efficient and versatile devices you can buy. But in order to get the full security and convenience that motion sensors offer, there’s a few best practices you’ll want to follow.

Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

As smart homes continue to grow in popularity, more and more people are thinking about making the transition to a connected home. But before you spend your hard-earned money, you’ll want to know what you’re getting in return.

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7 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going to Fail

Hot water is easy to take for granted — until suddenly you don’t have it. Luckily, hot water heaters rarely stop working without warning.

A guide to setting up your smart home

A Guide to Setting Up Your Smart Home

Cutting-edge smart tech appeals to many homeowners. But figuring out how to set up a smart home can feel overwhelming in the beginning.

How much energy does a house use?

How Much Energy Does a House Use?

If you receive an energy bill each month, you likely already know how much energy you’re being charged for. But do you know how your home power consumption compares to the national average?

Everything you need to know about smart meters

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Electricity Meters

As the electric grid ages in the United States, there’s a revolution underway to make the old grid “smart.” Part of that leap is the mass installation of smart electric meters in American homes.

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