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.

9 Winter Home Improvements to Save Energy

Heating your house during the colder months can be costly. Luckily, there are many winter home energy saving tips that can help you stretch your dollar.

Understanding smart-home insurance discounts

Understanding Smart-Home Insurance Discounts

Smart home systems let you remotely manage your technology and many of your home’s functions through a single app. People love the convenience they provide, but there are many other reasons why these systems are rapidly gaining in popularity: energy efficiency, security and even smart-home insurance discounts.

11 Energy Savings Myths Debunked

Saving energy is good for the environment and good for your wallet. But not everything you hear is true.

How doors affect your home's energy use

How Doors Affect Your Home’s Energy Use

If you want to find more ways to save energy at home, start with the front door. Energy efficient doors can have a major impact on your home energy use and while it may be tempting to purchase the most stylish or affordable door, we’ve put together a few tips to help you understand and

The Magic of Voice-Control

In these topsy-turvy times, we all need a helping hand to make life’s little chores a bit less stressful. For example, something as mundane as shutting down the house for the night can seem challenging.

How to secure and protect your smart home

How to Secure and Protect Your Smart Home

Home security strategies take on an added dimension when you install smart home technology. On the one hand, smart devices can greatly increase the physical security of your home.

Roomba vs upright vacuums

Roomba vs. Upright Vacuums: Which Uses More Energy?

If you’re in the market to buy a vacuum cleaner, you have many options. It used to be that the choice you had was classic upright vs.

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Lesson Plan: Home Energy Audit

Lesson Plan: Energy Audit

We’ve been focused on energy this summer – thinking about the sources of energy we use and how and why we should save energy. Saving energy  is good for our environment, and it’s good for our wallets.

Lesson Plan: Microgrids and Smart Grids

Lesson Plan: The Electric Grid, Smart Meters & Microgrids!

This lesson will help students understand how electricity is transported and how smart meters and grid upgrades will help utilities and customers understand their energy consumption in an effort to save energy. Students will also be introduced to microgrids as a way for communities to reduce energy consumption collectively and ensure their local electrical infrastructure

Lesson Plan: Water Conservation and Water Heating

Lesson Plan: Water Conservation

The amount of water you use in your household can have a big impact on the total amount of energy used by your home. Heating water for showers, baths, laundry and dishes accounts for more than 15 percent of a home’s utility expenses.

How smart home improvements can help sell your house

How Smart Home Upgrades Can Help You Sell Your House

Smart home upgrades can help you sell your house faster and for a higher price. While there are no guarantees, upgrading home technology can increase the perceived value and desirability of your property, making it more marketable.

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