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September 18, 2014
Fall means cooler weather, changing leaves, and festive decorations, now your decorations can help save energy too! | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/benedek
Save Energy and be Festive this Fall

Fall means cooler weather, changing leaves, and festive decorations, now your decorations can help save energy too!

September 16, 2014
Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with ways to make your all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars even greener! | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Drive Electric Week

Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with ways to make your all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars even greener!

September 11, 2014
Shopping for energy-efficient light bulbs just got easier! | Photo courtesy of iStockphotography.com/Thomas_EyeDesign
Buying the Perfect Energy-Efficient Light Bulb in 5 Easy Steps

Purchasing an energy-efficient light bulb doesn't have to be difficult. With these five easy steps, you can find the best energy-efficient light bulb for your home!

September 9, 2014
Living the college lifestyle doesn't mean you should forget about energy-efficiency. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/XiXinXing
Energy-Efficient College Life

Living the college lifestyle doesn't mean you should forget about energy-efficiency. With these tips you can save energy and money in the dorm and off-campus.

September 5, 2014
Moisture barriers can help reduce humidity in your home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Conquering Moisture and Humidity in Your Home

Eliminating the threat of moisture and mold will not only make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient, but it will also help keep your family healthy and improve your home's structural durability.

September 3, 2014
Energy saving DIY projects improve home energy-efficiency and save you money. | Photos courtesy of iStockphoto.com
Energy Saving Do-It-Yourself Projects Just Got Easier

Implementing these energy saving DIY projects are an easy and inexpensive way to make your home more energy-efficient, and save on your monthly energy bills.

August 28, 2014
If you've completed energy efficiency improvements and you're still looking for ways to save energy at home, it might be time to explore renewable energy options. That's why this month our energy efficiency expert is answering your renewable energy questions. | Photo courtesy of Brothers Electric.
#AskEnergySaver: Renewable Energy

Answering your questions about renewable energy -- from leasing solar panels to solar water heaters.

August 26, 2014
Building or remodeling a home provides an opportunity to build energy-efficiency into your design from the ground up. | Photo courtesy of Paul Norton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency

Whether you are building a house or remodeling, utilizing a whole-house system approach, efficient building strategies, and landscaping can help increase energy-efficiency and lower your monthly energy bills.

August 19, 2014
Purchasing a water heater with the ENERGY STAR® label ensures you are buying an energy efficient appliance designed to save consumers money. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Labs
Save on Home Water Heating

On average water heating makes up 14-18% of American energy bills, learn how you can save money while using an existing water heater or when purchasing a new one.

August 19, 2014
Insulation is important all year round, and by adding extra insulation you can save money and energy. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Lab
Why You Might Want to Add More Insulation

Adding insulation to most houses can reduce energy bills by keeping the temperature stable all year round.