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Save Money on Your Heating with these Easy Home Projects

December 2nd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

No time left to think about cold-weather energy efficiency projects: it's time to get them done if you want to cut your heating costs. As in most years, doing nothing will cost you more: the U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting residential electricity prices in the U.S. to rise 2.2% compared to the Winter of 2012-


Five Ways to Keep Cool this Summer (and Keep the Energy Bill in Check)

July 30th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Despite news of melting ice caps and dying polar bears, the first instinct for most people in the hot summer months is to crank up the air conditioning. While reducing carbon footprints may seem like an impossibly grand task, there are ridiculously easy ways to save on home energy consumption, as well as your monthly bill. Here are five ways to save energy this summer


Save Money and Resources with Natural Home Cooling

July 18th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Air conditioning is one of the most energy-intensive items we use around the home, particularly since we usually don't actually need it to get by. Using natural cooling techniques in your home rather than constantly running the central A/C is one of the easiest ways to go green and save green


What is a Heat Pump?

June 5th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Heat pumps provide efficient, reliable methods of heating homes and buildings. Because they use much lower amounts of fossil fuels, they also help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions



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