Energy Saving

These projects and energy saving tips will cut your energy consumption.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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5 Ways to Stay Environmentally Conscious During a Pandemic

The 2020 Earth Day celebrations may feel different, but you can still keep the goals of environmental protection alive in...


13 Tricks to Cut Your Summer Utility Bills

Our money experts share their favorite summer-bill secrets.

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10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever

From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...


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Best Off-Grid Power Systems for Your Cabin

If you're contemplating off-grid power for your cabin or summer house, start here to learn the differences between solar, wind...

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10 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.


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Choosing Your Best Home Heating System

Find the best heating system for your home by learning what's available and how they compare.


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What to Know About Energy Star Certification

Chances are, you recognize the Energy Star name and logo. But do you know what it means? We'll look at...


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12 Things Homeowners Should Check in Winter

Be prepared this winter by keeping an eye on these things in your home.

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What Temperature to Set The Thermostat in Winter

Stop the thermostat wars in your home with this definitive look at the optimal temperature to set your thermostat in...


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Is the Pandemic Really to Blame for Your High Utility Bills?

Time at home increased in 2020, and so did the price we pay for utilities. Is this simple cause and...


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Cut Electricity Spending With a Sense Energy Monitor

Electricity bill too high? Afraid your meter is always running? Here's a smart solution for monitoring your consumption.


12 Sneaky Ways Your Home Is Draining Your Bank Account

Since your walls can't talk, we got home pros to suggest the hidden ways your house could be costing you...


11 Genius Ways to Save on Every Household Bill

Water bills, energy bills, cell phone bills — oh my! Here’s how to cut costs on each and every one.

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50 Super Simple Ways to Save on Energy Costs

Watch your utility bills drop with these smart (and easy!) energy saving projects you can DIY.


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Deals We Love: Smart Home Devices

Controlling entry into your home and lighting from anywhere provides convenience and peace of mind.


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7 Best Window Draft Stoppers

With winter right around the corner, learn how window draft stoppers can help keep your home cozy and warm this...


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10 Best Door Draft Stoppers

Keep your toes toasty this winter with door draft stoppers that block frigid air from coming in and heated air...


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8 Best Fireplace Draft Stoppers

Fireplace draft stoppers come in many forms, but they all have one thing in common: They keep your home warm...


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When and Where to Use Draft Stoppers

Keep winter's icy cold winds at bay with ready-made or do-it-yourself draft stoppers.


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What to Know About Thermal Drapes

When it's time to winterize your home, thermal drapes are a cost- and energy-efficient way to take off the chill.


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Landscaping With Windbreaks Can Save Energy AND Money

This is how your trees and shrubs outside can keep your house warmer inside.

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10 Simple Ways to Stay Warm This Winter and Lower Utility Bills

The weather outside is frightful, but it doesn't need to feel that way indoors. These fixes help keep the cold...


Energy Saving Tips

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How to Install a Thermostat

Save money on energy


CFL Bulbs: Here’s What You Need to Know

10 common questions, 10 commonsense answers


DIY Solar Water Heater

Cut your water heating bills 50 percent with this sun-powered solution! Read more about a DIY solar water heater here.


Efficient Heating: Duel-Fuel Heat Pump

This double-duty unit cools and heats your home for less!