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Home Appliances: How to Improve your Energy Efficiency

Though often taken for granted, home appliances exist to allow us to operate more efficiently on a day-to-day basis. And, though not critical to our well-being, they definitely save us time and labor, but questionable as to whether they save us money. Even those refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers that come with energy and money-saving features […]

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ABCs of Energy Efficiency

Simple Measures to Improve Energy Efficiency There are two actions that, with relatively low levels of investment and virtually no intrusion into one’s habits and lifestyle, can have a dramatic impact on the energy efficiency of a home: Air sealing, often referred to as “plugging”, improves the overall energy efficiency of a home and represents […]

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13 Easy Free & Almost Free Ways to Slash Your Energy Use

This is a guest post from Shel Horowitz, author of Painless Green: 111 Tips to Help the Environment, Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Cut Your Budget, and Improve Your Quality of Life—With No Negative Impact on Your Lifestyle. Read more tips at his blog http://goingbeyondsustainability.com   Readers of this blog already know WHY we should save energy. You […]

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Benefits of using green renewable energy

Green renewable energy is type of energy which is usually produced by natural resources, for example wind, sunlight, rain, tidal energy, geothermal heat, and many more. In 1800’s, most of the energy in this world came from the renewable energy resources. However, the use of natural energy has already decreased since the findings of non-renewable […]

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When Should You Use an Energy Broker?

If you are in a deregulated state and consume an above average volume of energy, you HAVE BEEN CALLED by either a third party supplier or broker. In fact, you have probably been called MANY TIMES, maybe even by us! That is because deregulation has opened up a new industry geared at helping consumers understand […]

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Hybrid Water Heaters Pros and Cons

A conscientious family, taking short showers, washing clothes in full loads only, and doing all the other daily household chores while using water wisely will still consume 550 gallons of hot water a week. A few extra minutes in the shower for a family of four every day will easily increase that to 700 gallons […]

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Eight Tips for Greening Your Home for Less

A home is a major investment and although many homeowners may want to invest in energy efficient windows and solar panels, for some, it may be too much of an expense. But, it’s still possible to green your home by following these eight greening tips that can be done for less than $100. 1. Do […]

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