Energy Saving Tips
These projects and energy saving tips will cut your energy consumption.
CFL Bulbs: Here's What You Need to Know
Find out everything you ever wanted to know about CFLs in this article. Learn about 3-way CFLs, dimmable CFLs, outdoor CFLs, reflectors, pin-type CFLs, and others.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
Air Leak Testing & Sealing
Follow these surprisingly easy tips and techniques for sealing air leaks in your home and save big money on your heating and cooling bills.
Save Energy by Closing Heat Registers
It seems like a waste to heat unused rooms, but closing heat registers may actually increase heating costs, especially with newer systems.
How to Insulate a House
Learn from experts and manufacturers how to insulate your roof, walls, crawlspace and other parts of the house. It's all in the details.
9 Home Energy Conservation Tips for the Winter
Read expert tips about new, innovative and tried-and-true ways to tame your heating bills—without sacrificing comfort.
Efficient Heating: Duel-Fuel Heat Pump
In cold climates, dual-fuel heat pumps (different from heat pumps used in the South) replace your air conditioner and save you money for both heating and cooling.
DIY Solar Water Heating
You can install a solar hot water kit yourself to supplement your existing system and save on energy costs. The system will often pay for itself in several years. All photos courtesy of FAFCO.
Getting Your Energy Source From the Sun May Save You
Photovoltaic solar panels are getting cheaper and more efficient, but they’re still not for everyone. These questions will help you decide if they make sense for your house. Photo by Shawn O’Connor/Getty Images
Energy Saving Tips - Replace Your Refrigerator, Heating System and Water Heater
Does it pay to replace an old but still working appliance with a new, more efficient model? Learn how to calculate the real costs over the life of the appliance.