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.
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.
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are great energy savers. But, there’s a slight catch – they contain mercury.
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.
This Memorial Day weekend, many of us will either begin our holiday travel plans or stay close to home and fire up our grills. Whichever plans fit your long weekend, be sure to keep energy efficiency and conservation on your mind!
Whenever you save energy, you can save money while reducing your environmental impact. Conserving energy doesn’t require many heavy sacrifices around the house and there are many energy efficient materials and strategies for almost every room in your house.
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Conserving energy can go beyond just lowering your thermostat. At BGE HOME, we take great pride in helping Maryland residents make their homes more energy efficient.
This week, summer officially begins. While the summer heat has already begun in some areas of the country, it’s that time of year when we may be thinking of ways to keep ourselves cool, conserve energy within our homes, and keep our electricity bills low.
While my two daughters may be both grown and out of the house, there are a number of energy saving tips that parents can share with younger children. Ways to save water: Let your kids know that it’s better to not let the water run when they’re brushing their teeth or doing the dishes.
Smart lighting is revolutionizing how property owners control lighting, conserve energy and improve security with simple voice commands and home connectivity. It’s why smart lighting systems are one of many energy-saving strategies for smart homes, and they’re also a great first step into the Internet of Things (IoT) if you’re curious about smart technology.
It’s uncomfortable dealing with dry air in your house, especially if you live in a region with cold, dry winters. The most common solution for dealing with dry air is a humidifier, which adds moisture to the surrounding air.
According to Energy.gov, the average American household wastes energy due to drafts, air leaks and inefficient heating or cooling systems.
If you’re in business today, then you’re probably online. Connectivity should be an essential part of a small business’s infrastructure and planning for small business success means ensuring your online presence is reliable and consistent.