Want to Save Money and Energy Too?

December 30, 2014

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

A/C Unit: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

July 17, 2014

Buying a bigger room air conditioner won’t necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months. In fact, a room air conditioner that’s too big for the area it is supposed to cool will perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized unit.    Why? An oversized unit will coolRead More

Cut Your Water Consumption

August 14, 2013

1994 was the year that federally mandated low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets started to appear on the scene in significant numbers. On average, 10 gallons per day of your water footprint (or 14 percent of your indoor use) is lost to leaks. Short of installing new water-efficient fixtures, one of the easiest, most effective ways toRead More

Save Energy Through Advanced Technologies

July 19, 2013

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

Reduce Lighting Energy Consumption

January 7, 2013

Lighting typically accounts for about 17 percent of residential electricity use, but there are easy ways you can reduce energy consumption by lighting in your residence without compromising lighting quality or convenience.  1. Turn off the lights when you don’t need them. 2. Install (and use) dimming controls where possible. 3. Use photoelectric lighting controlsRead More