Energy Saving

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

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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.


10 Houses that Actually Produce More Energy than They Consume

Imagine never having to pay a utility bill again. The energy efficiency of these unique homes actually creates a power...


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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...


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How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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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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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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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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8 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 and Chimney Draft Stoppers For a Warm, Cozy Home

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.


How Much Electricity Different Items in Your House Use

Ever wondered why people go nuts for LED lights? Learn how much electricity items in your home use.


Top Rated RV Solar Panels and Kits To Enhance Your RV Journey

Silent and fume-free electric power for your RV is what solar panel kits deliver. Check out these six top models...


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10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.

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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...


How to Install a Thermostat in 3 Steps

Save money on your energy bill


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: Dual-Fuel Heat Pump

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


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17 Ways to Master Using Spray Foam at Home

Despite the obvious drawbacks-it's messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures-there's nothing better than spray foam for sealing...