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The 5 Most Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer Sets for a More Sustainable Home

Yes, it's possible to find joy in the laundry room. Save money, water and hassles with these energy-efficient washer and dryer sets.

Energy Recovery Ventilators: Should You Invest in One?

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is standard equipment for today's tightly sealed homes. It circulates conditioned air so you can...


The 6 Best Garage Door Insulation Kits for Temperature Control

Reduce heat loss or gain with a garage door insulation kit that suits your door and budget.


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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Dishwasher?

Common dishwasher mistakes may be costing you valuable time and money. Here's how to avoid them.


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What Is a Solid-State Lithium Battery?

The next generation of rechargeable battery is starting to hit the market. Here's what to know about solid-state lithium and...

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How a Home Energy Audit Can Save You Money

A home energy audit can help you identify where you are losing energy and what you can do to stop...


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How Does the Solar Panel Tax Credit Work?

The new incentive program makes solar energy more affordable than ever for property owners. Here's how to take advantage of...

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How Low-E Film Can Benefit Your Home and Wallet

Make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient year-round when you install low-E window film. Find out what it is and...


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Should You Get Soundproof Curtains?

In the right design, size and color, they can be the key to a peaceful, quiet home.


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Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just the price, before deciding if triple pane windows are right for your...


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What Is a Biogas Generator?

A biogas generator collects biogas from decomposing organic matter. The gas can be burned to generate electricity or heat. Learn...

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9 Home Energy Conservation Tips for the Winter

Check out these expert tips about new, innovative and tried-and-true ways to tame your heating bill—without sacrificing comfort.


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6 Types of Renewable Energy

All types of renewable energy are cleaner and last longer than non-renewable energy. All we need is technology to convert...


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What To Know About Solar Roof Shingles

Perfect for some, but not so much for others. Learn whether solar roof shingles may be a good fit for...


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How Is Solar Energy Used in Homes?

Looking for ways to reduce your dependency on fossil fuels and power your home with solar energy? Here are some...


How to Choose the Best Whole House Fan for Your Home

What is a whole house fan? Not only can these helpful ventilation systems help keep you cool, but they also...

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There’s a Right Way to Set Your Air Conditioner—Here’s How

Protect your air conditioner, the power grid and our planet with these tips.


5 Best Solar Pool Covers to Trap in Heat

The best solar pool cover keeps your pool or hot tub warm (and clean!) all season long.


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What to Know About Home Wind Turbines

If you've got enough wind to spin a turbine, you have a source of clean energy. Taking advantage of it...


Inside Family Handyman’s Sustainable Studio at Dodge Nature Center

See how Family Handyman is making an impact in the world around us.


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How to Frame a Structure Using Energy-Saving Techniques

Here's a framing technique that maximizes insulation space and reduces heat transfer through the walls.


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How to Build a Sustainable Retreat

Learn how to build a versatile, multi-purpose “extra room” in your backyard.


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5 Types of Sustainable Home Insulation

Besides protecting the environment, these sustainable home insulation options will improve the energy efficiency of your home.


7 Best Eco-Friendly Dishwashers to Save the Environment (and Your Wallet)

The best eco-friendly dishwashers are tough on grease, yet light on energy. Your utility bill and the environment will thank...


10 Hot Tub Covers to Keep Your Oasis Clean and Safe From the Elements

Keep your spa water hot, clean and safe with a properly fitted hot tub cover.

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A Solar Oven is a Novel Way to Cook Using the Sun

Solar ovens are not just for emergencies and power outages. They are the perfect camping companion, a necessity on the...


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8 Small Cabin Ideas for Off-Grid Living

Enjoy modern luxuries while living a more secluded lifestyle with these off-grid small cabin ideas.


Could Peecycling Help Struggling Farmers?

Some say peecycling—saving and donating your urine—could be a solution to the worldwide fertilizer shortage and the global food crisis.


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5 Energy Efficiency Innovations From the 2023 International Builders’ Show

Energy efficiency and sustainability were major themes at IBS 2023. Here are some new construction products that do the job...


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How Much Electricity Does a Space Heater Use?

If you're in the market for a portable electric space heater, remember to consider the operating costs. Here's what you...