Want to Save Money and Energy Too?

An energy-efficient home will keep your family comfortable while saving you money. Whether you take simple steps or make larger investments to make your home more efficient, you’ll see lower energy bills. Over time, those savings will typically pay for the cost of improvements and put money back in your pocket. Your home may alsoRead More

Save Energy Through Advanced Technologies

Every appliance comes with two price tags: what it costs to take it home and what it costs to operate and maintain it each month. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies and use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard appliances. From refrigerators to clothes washers, ENERGY STAR qualified appliances save energy, saveRead More

Bring Sunlight Into Your Home

Daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home. Today’s highly energy-efficient windows, as well as advances in lighting design, reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours without causing heating or cooling problems. The best way to incorporate daylighting in your home depends on your climate and home’sRead More

Should You Turn off a Light Before Leaving a Room?

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of bulb and the cost of electricity. The type of lightbulb you use is important for several reasons. All lightbulbs have a nominal or rated operating life, which is affected by how many times they are turned on and off. The moreRead More

Home Insulation Leads to Reduced Pollution Levels

Properly insulated homes would significantly reduce the release of these pollutants into the atmosphere: Sulfur Oxide, Nitrous Oxide and Fine Particulate Matter. In the United States there are at least 45 million homes (65 percent) that lack the proper levels of insulation, according to today‚Äôs energy standards. An additional 1.2 million new single-homes are built each year,Read More