Energy Saving Tips projects
DIY Solar Water Heater
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…
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.
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Energy Act Requires New Light Bulbs to Conserve Energy
Learn the new rules for light bulbs being sold in 2012 and how to choose the best bulbs for your home – halogens, fluorescents and LEDs.…
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…
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.
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,…
Slash Heating Bills
Easy ways to save energy and money!
Use Less A/C and Cut Your Electric Bill
It doesn’t take much time or money to slash your cooling costs. Just follow these tips for energy savings.
17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation
Despite the obvious drawbacks-it’s messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures-there’s nothing better than expanding foam…
Light Bulb Guide: How to Choose LED Bulbs
Shopped for light bulbs lately? If you have, you may have noticed that most bulbs sold now are LED (light emitting diode) bulbs. Old-fashioned…