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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 this summer.

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21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Home Cooling Tips

Whether you have a whole-house or one-room air conditioner, don't make it work harder than it should. Follow these tips...


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12 Things Homeowners Should Check in Winter

Be prepared this winter by keeping an eye on these things in your home.


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What Temperature to Set The Thermostat in Winter

Stop the thermostat wars in your home with this definitive look at the optimal temperature to set your thermostat in...


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5 Ways to Save Energy During Quarantine

Offset some of the extra energy expense you're accruing during the pandemic with these energy-conservation tips.

6 Best RV Solar Panels and Kits

Silent and fume-free electric power for your RV is what solar panel kits deliver. Check out these six top models...


10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.

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Stuff We Love: Home Winterizing Products

These home winterizing products are affordable and easy to use.


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5 Most Common Heating Problems

Don't be left out in the cold. Learn more about common heating problems, what causes them, and some solutions here.


Energy Saving Tips

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How to Install a Thermostat

Save money on your energy bill

CFL Bulbs: Here’s What You Need to Know

10 common questions, 10 commonsense answers


DIY Solar Water Heater

Cut your water heating bills 50 percent with this sun-powered solution! Read more about a DIY solar water heater here.


Efficient Heating: Duel-Fuel Heat Pump

This double-duty unit cools and heats your home for less!


Light Bulb Guide: How to Choose LED Bulbs

Shopped for light bulbs lately? If you have, you may have noticed that most bulbs sold now are LED (light...


Slash Heating Bills

Easy ways to save energy and money!

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17 Ways to Master Using Spray Foam at Home

Despite the obvious drawbacks-it's messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures-there's nothing better than spray foam for sealing...


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.


Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just price of triple pane windows.


Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly Appliances for Your Home

Slash your energy bills when you upgrade with these green appliances.


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This Will Make Expanding Foam Application So Much Easier

Just when you thought expanding foam couldn't get any better...


Three Things to Know About Energy Efficient Roofing

Creating an energy efficient roof will save you money and energy. Here are a few things you need to know...


20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

Have you heard of the Earthship?


Save Energy by Closing Heat Registers

Talk to an HVAC expert before you start closing vents.

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Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.


Energy Efficient Windows

Alpen has provided windows in the Arctic Circle and to the Empire State Building. Learn more about the brand in...


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9 Air Conditioner Myths You Really Need to Stop Believing

No, your air conditioner is not going to give you a cold. Learn what other AC myths you can stop...


How to Seal Leaky Windows Without That Hideous Plastic Film

Removable caulk is a great solution for leaky, energy-wasting windows. It looks a whole lot better than covering windows with...


Cool Your Home and Conserve Energy (and Money)

Ductless mini-split AC systems provide more comfort than a traditional ducted system.


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...