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

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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...

The Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.


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What Temperature to Set the Thermostat in 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...


7 Things Solar Panel Companies Don’t Tell You

Installing solar panels in your home can lower your environmental footprint and your monthly bills, but there are also some...

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21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Home Cooling Tips

Whether you have a whole-house or one-room air conditioner, don't make it work harder than it should. Follow these tips...


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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 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...


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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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5 Ways To Save Energy During the Pandemic

Offset some of the extra energy expense you're accruing during the pandemic with these energy-conservation tips.


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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...


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8 Best Fireplace Draft Stoppers of 2022

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