Category: Home Energy Saving Devices

5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects to Lower Your Energy Bill Posted by admin on Aug 8, 2016

DIY weekend projects

Thinking of home improvement projects that will make your home more comfortable? Or that will increase the value of your home? How about projects that won't break the bank? Projects that focus on energy-efficiency will tackle most, if not all, of those needs. Small savings on your energy bill will also add up to a fun family vacation p...

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Cash in on Lighting with Energize CT Posted by Wattson on Aug 21, 2015

Making smart energy choices is not only good for the environment, it's also good for your wallet.  With Energize Connecticut, a state-run initiative dedicated to bringing energy efficiency to homeowners throughout Connecticut, you can get rewarded for making smart choices. What is Energize Connecticut? Energize CT has a goal of bui...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Hot Summer Posted by Wattson on Jun 23, 2015

Summer has finally arrived! Before you bust out the sunscreen and make for the outdoors, you'll want to ensure that your home is also ready for summer's heat. These ten home preparation tips will help your home stay cool without skyrocketing your energy bill. 1. Install a programmable thermostat. These nifty devices allow you to set...

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You Don’t Need Tom Brady’s Budget to Have a Solar Powered Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 16, 2015

Did you know that football star Tom Brady's home is completely custom-built and includes Earth-friendly features like gray water collection, reclaimed and recycled construction materials, and solar panels that provide all of the home's electricity needs? While celebrities may have unlimited budgets for investing in sustainable energy...

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Digging Out: The Guide to Energy Efficiency After a Brutal Winter Posted by Wattson on Mar 16, 2015

It’s fair to say that the winter of 2015 has been particularly rough. It has been egregiously cold and snowy. Children have missed school. States have declared emergencies, and the bread aisle in the grocery store has never looked more threadbare. This winter hasn’t just been trying for us mere mortals; it’s also been tough for your...

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Age Is Just a Number, Unless You’re an HVAC System Posted by Wattson on Mar 6, 2015

Did you know that the average household spends nearly $1,100 per year on a home’s heating and cooling costs? (Source: Energystar.gov1  )?  Homes with inefficient heating and cooling systems and energy leaks can see energy bills in excess of $3,000 per year.2   The sizable cost of keeping your home temperate is the reason it’s ...

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Do Laundry Like a Money Saving Champ Posted by Wattson on Feb 9, 2015

In the average American household, appliances account for about 20% of the home's total energy usage. If you're looking for ways to chip away at your energy bills and reduce your impact on the environment, let's take a look at one appliance-heavy chore: the laundry. Energy Efficiency Makes a Big Difference Energy efficient washing machi...

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CFL Lightbulbs! I’ve got an idea that will save you money! Posted by Wattson on Nov 19, 2014

We are on the verge of a new energy era. One in which older models of inefficient appliances, equipment, and even tools are being transformed from energy drainers in to peak energy performers. One of the easiest and most revolutionary way you can create a more energy efficient home is by replacing outdated incandescent light bubs with...

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Meet The Super Efficient Ductless Mini-Split System Posted by Wattson on Jul 25, 2014

What do the Europeans and the Japanese have in common? A love for efficiency. This is why the ductless mini split systems are in much greater use by those countries than they are in the USA today. In America the usual approach is to install a ductless system only if the home doesn't support traditional HVAC technology, such as an ...

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No Energy Bills, No Energy Problems – The Benefits of A Net-Zero Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 28, 2014

A Net-Zero home is one that has the ability to produce as much energy as it consumes and sometimes more. This is done using clean, renewable energy resources in conjunction with a home that is extremely well-insulated and energy efficient. While the initial cost of construction may be higher, the benefits of a Net-Zero home make up f...

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