Energy Saving

These projects and energy saving tips will cut your energy consumption.

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    What Are Peak Hours for Electricity?

    Electricity peak hours, the times of day when electric consumption is highest, may affect your monthly power bill. Here's how to work around them and save money.

    How to Choose the Right Skylight Shades for Your Home

    Skylight shades cover your skylights in stylish and functional ways. Here's everything you need to know.


    Are Electric Heated Blankets Safe?

    Electric blankets have a reputation for being unsafe. But is it earned?


    3 Best Smart Toilets for the Tech-Loving Homeowner

    A smart toilet could change the way you see your bathroom. Here are a few of the best options on...


    How to Stack and Store Firewood

    Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.

    World’s Whitest Paint Could Eliminate Need for Air Conditioning

    Will this game-changing new paint really change the way we cool down buildings?


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    Home Window Tinting: What To Know Before You Buy

    If you live in a climate where the air conditioner runs almost all the time, energy-saving home window tinting can...

    These LED Bulbs Could Last Up to 50 Years

    See why these lightbulbs could be great for your wallet and the planet.


    Purdue University Developing Roadway That Charges Electric Vehicles

    This new tech could change roads and increase electric vehicle viability in the United States.


    8 Tips for Installing Home Air Conditioning

    If you're considering a central air conditioner install for your new or existing home, consider these tips before making any...


    8 Types of Air Conditioners

    Looking to buy an air conditioner? Here's a roundup of eight air conditioner types, along with how to assess which...

    10 Best Firewood Racks of 2021

    An outdoor firewood rack keeps wood off the ground, neatly stacked and ready for the next firepit or fireplace gathering....


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    Least Energy-Efficient Cycles for Your Appliances

    From the washer and dryer to the dishwasher, energy-wasting cycles can drain your wallet.


    This Is Why There Isn’t a Light in Your Freezer

    It's time to finally shed some light on why our freezers are so dark.


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    Solar Panels: What To Know Before You Buy

    From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...


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    New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

    Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.

    Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

    Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


    20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

    Have you heard of the Earthship?


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    How to Estimate Insulation Needs and Achieve R-Value Requirements

    Achieve comfort and efficiency year-round with the right amount of insulation.


    11 Genius Ways to Save on Every Household Bill

    Water bills, energy bills, cell phone bills — oh my! Here’s how to cut costs on each and every one.


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    Best Off-Grid Power Systems for Your Cabin

    If you're contemplating off-grid power for your cabin or summer house, start here to learn the differences between solar, wind...


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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    What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

    Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


    The Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

    Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.

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    Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

    Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


    Save Money With Home Energy Audit

    Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


    How to Insulate a House

    Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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    5 Ways to Stay Environmentally Conscious During a Pandemic

    The 2020 Earth Day celebrations may feel different, but you can still keep the goals of environmental protection alive in...


    13 Tricks to Cut Your Summer Utility Bills

    Our money experts share their favorite summer-bill secrets.


    Nearly Half of Survey Respondents Want Energy Efficient Appliances in Their Homes

    A recent survey asked people to rank how sustainability solutions would impact their lives. Find out the results here.