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About: Learn about energy saving appliances
Learn about energy saving appliances

Claims about "amazing" products to cut your energy bills may often sound too good to be true, and there is good reason for that. These claims often turn out to be exaggerations or downright lies. Read more here.

The Jetsons may not be so far-fetched after all! Experts predict new smart appliances will deliver major benefits in energy eficiency, convenience and maintenance. Read more here.

If yours is an average family, you wash 400 loads of laundry each year, using 40 gallons per load with a traditional top-loading... read more here.


When shopping for a new stove, study your options carefully because chances are you'll live with your choice... read more here.

Seems like we naturally use our ovens more for baking, broiling and roasting in cool weather. The Consumer Energy Center... read more here.

 

Heating and Cooling

About: Learn how to save energy on heating and cooling your home
Learn how to save energy on heating and cooling your home

Portable heaters can be very handy for getting a temporary source of heat where you need it. Understanding the right style...  read more here.

Winter is a good time to tackle indoor efficiency projects, such as taking care of your ducts – those big hoses that...  read more here.

Should you clean your ducts? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the air in your home...  read more here.

Doug Rye, who consults with electric cooperatives on energy efficiency, says ducts are the second biggest energy problem...  read more here.

Don’t stop with sealing leaky ducts. Insulating them, especially if they’re in unconditioned attics, crawl spaces...  read more here.

 

Building Envelope

About: Learn how the construction of your home affects energy efficiency
Learn how the construction of your home affects energy efficiency

Whether you're planning to build a new home or renovating or repairing what you've got, there are "smart" building materials... read more here.

If you're adding a room, retrofitting an entire house or building from scratch, consider using autoclaved aerated concrete... read more here.

How can you evaluate product claims? How can you be assured that the insulation or insulated concrete forms you may buy... read more here.