Energy Saving

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

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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.

How to Install An Off-Grid Solar Power System

Run power where you need it.

 


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What To Know About Community Solar and Net Metering

Rooftop PV panels aren't the only way to take advantage of solar energy.


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What Are Peak Hours for Electricity?

Electricity peak hours, the times of day when electric consumption is highest, may affect your monthly power bill. Here's how...


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Home Window Tinting: What To Know Before You Buy

If you live in a climate where the air conditioner runs almost all the time, energy-saving home window tinting can...

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Least Energy-Efficient Cycles for Your Appliances

From the washer and dryer to the dishwasher, energy-wasting cycles can drain your wallet.


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How to Get Started With Solar Energy Panels in 2023

From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...

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New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


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How to Estimate Insulation Needs and Achieve R-Value Requirements

Achieve comfort and efficiency year-round with the right amount of insulation.


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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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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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....


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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


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What’s the Best Thermostat Setting for the Summer?

Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


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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11 Myths About Saving Energy at Home

Reap the rewards of energy savings by ignoring these myths.


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Choosing Your Best Heating System for the House

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’s the Ideal Temperature to Set Your 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...


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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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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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9 Best Door Draft Stoppers

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