energy: Can Your Home Take the Heat? - 05/12/09 02:41 AM
As temperatures continue to rise, so will electricity consumption driven by the use of fans and air conditioners.  What can you do to stay cool and save money?  Thanks to Green Home for passing along these tips:
Close your drapes and blinds during the day. Set your air conditioner thermostat to 78 or higher when at home. Turn it to 85 degrees or off, when you leave. (Air conditioners make up as much as 60% of summer energy bills.) Clean or replace air conditioning filters. Use fans to circulate air (they can allow you to set the thermostat at least 4 degrees higher.) Turn … (0 comments)

energy: Earn Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency - 04/14/09 02:11 AM
The Energy Savers Blog wrote about energy tax incentives available in 2009, which were amended to provide even more incentives for you to make your home energy efficient:
The credits for items such as windows and doors, insulation, roofs, HVAC, and water heaters (non-solar) are now available for improvements made in 2009 and 2010 (previously they were only available for 2009). The credits have been raised from 10% to 30% of the cost. Those items that had a specific dollar amount have been changed to a 30% credit. The maximum credit over two years has been increased to $1,500 (up from $500). Improvements such as … (0 comments)

energy: Home Energy Saving Tips for the Holidays - 12/10/08 12:44 AM
According to the US Department of Energy's Energy Savers Blog, you don't have to let your energy-saving efforts fall by the wayside amid all of the holiday festivities. Its tips below will help you save energy and money even as you celebrate:
Use LED Holiday Lights - LED holiday lights are much more efficient than traditional incandescent lights. LED light strings also last longer and are safer to use than traditional incandescent light strings.
Entertain Efficiently - Check out these tips from another post in September on energy-efficient cooking for great ways to save in the kitchen. And when your guests arrive, … (0 comments)

 
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