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December 7, 2016

Buying a Generator: How Big and How Much?

How much home generator is needed to be prepared for climate change, natural disaster, or brownout? Here’s a guide to buying a gas generator for your home.
 
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November 25, 2016

How to Save Up to 25% on Your Heating Bills – Follow These Easy Methods

Heating bills in your home do not have to be a big stress if you know how to accurately reduce your energy expenses. Here are 10 useful methods that you can follow to save on heating bills, especially if you live in a very cold region or get chilly Winters.
 
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June 29, 2016

AC Efficient: Keep Your Home Energy Smart This Summer

You don’t have to choose between staying cool and being green this summer; keep your home energy smart with these AC efficiency tips.
 
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June 27, 2016

Sun Got You Thinking About Solar? 10 Things to Know Before You Install

Installing a solar energy power system on your home can be a potential way to save money; here’s what you need to know before you begin installation.
 
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June 9, 2016

Manage Your Energy Costs with Home Automation

It’s almost summer, so you’re probably starting to think about the beach you’ll be laying your towel down on this season. Soon, you’ll be surrounded by jewel-colored waves and warm sun, with no email to check and no phone calls to take for at least a few days. Unfortunately, the coming warm weather also means a real hike in your energy costs, making those sun-toasted beaches seem farther and farther away.

Unpredictable fluctuations in temperature can really drive up energy costs in the spring and summer. Since your thermostat is a temperature regulator, it has to work harder every time you turn that dial up or down. Meanwhile, if you do manage to make it to your dream [...]

 
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April 18, 2016

Solar Appliances That Will Save You Money

Say the word “solar” to a homeowner, and nine times out of ten, they’ll picture a sprawling rooftop system with a huge pricetag to match. While photovoltaics are growing increasingly affordable, the price may still be prohibitive if you’re on a budget—especially if your state provides only a meager handful of incentives to choose from.

But solar power isn’t just about large panel systems. There’s another way to reap the benefits of solar energy without investing in a several-thousand-dollar setup: solar-powered appliances. While still an investment, solar appliances have the potential to save you hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars, on your electricity bills, at much lower [...]

 
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March 24, 2016

8 Ways You Can Use Technology to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Are you a tech geek who wants to use your passion to help conserve energy? Here are eight tech tools that will help make your home more energy efficient.
 
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January 8, 2016

How Automated Thermostats Can Improve the Value of Your Home

Advanced technology has become part of our everyday lives. With Programmable Thermostats, you can automate home temperature changes based on the time of day, and add serious value to your home!
 
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May 15, 2015

6 Easy Steps to a More Energy Efficient Kitchen in Your Home

Green Kitchens Save Money and Help the Environment

We all want to save money, and most of us would like to do our part to preserve environmental quality for the future generations that will come after us. Fortunately, there are ways to make every room in our homes more environmentally friendly, kitchen included. Here are six easy steps to make your kitchen more energy efficient.

1. Efficient Lighting

Our kitchen light fixtures are some of the most often used lights in our homes. After all, it’s hard to cook a wonderful meal when you can’t see what you’re doing. So, it pays to put a little extra thought into how you light up your kitchen.

Energy-efficient bulbs can go a [...]

 
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January 14, 2015

Moving Toward a Smarter Home

Are you looking for ways to get a smarter home? I don’t mean more intelligent, I mean a home with features that work together and are easily adjustable and accessible through technology. A smart home is equipped with systems, like lighting, temperature, and security, which communicate with one another through technology, and can be controlled by a time schedule or be remotely activated from any web-enabled device. Smart home technology can also be used to control other systems, like the television, coffee pot, hot tub, or computer and stereo.

According to safety expert and Hometalker Elli Bishop of SafeWise, if you’re planning on making small and manageable changes to make [...]

 
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May 27, 2014

Keep Your Energy Costs Low as Warm Weather Approaches

It's important to understand how to keep your energy costs low as the weather warms up. These tips will help you lower your cooling costs...
 
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May 8, 2014

7 Upgrades for an Energy-Efficient Home

You may have heard recent housing industry news about "green" homes becoming more popular across the country. Upgrade your home to be energy efficient.
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