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August 15, 2013
New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits

The first step to saving energy and money is a home energy audit.

August 15, 2013
Simply changing settings on your washer and dryer can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Bethany Sparn, NREL 25545
Energy-Efficient Home Appliances Can Save You Money

By considering efficiency when buying or using appliances, you can save money on your monthly energy bills.

August 8, 2013
A small wind electric system can be a clean, affordable way to power your home. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Fleckenstein, NREL 26476
Could Your Home Benefit from a Small Wind Electric System?

Consider whether a small wind electric system is right for you.

August 2, 2013
Trees can save you energy by blocking sunlight in the summer and letting it through in the winter. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/blackie
Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Trees, fans, and window treatments can keep you cool and save energy this summer.

July 31, 2013
With a little planning, your family reunion can be both fun and energy-efficient this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/RonTech2000
Save Energy at This Year’s Family Reunion

Follow these easy tips to make this year's family reunion more energy-efficient.

July 25, 2013
Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter
Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors

Try these cheap, easy fixes for keeping your home cooler this summer.

July 24, 2013
Pictured is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's water heating testing facility. Researchers estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10 years of service life in a typical residential setting. | Photo courtesy of the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, ORNL.
R&D 100: Innovations That Could Save Consumers Money

Looking for the latest in energy efficiency technology? Check out these National Lab breakthroughs that could help homeowners save energy and money.

July 18, 2013
A picnic is a good way to save energy whle enjoying the summer weather. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Silberkorn
Save Energy With A Picnic!

Enjoy the summer weather while saving energy with a picnic.

July 12, 2013
Maintaining your air conditioner is just one way to fulfill an energy independence pledge this summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/firemanYU
Resources for an Energy Independence Pledge

Make an energy independence pledge to save energy and money this summer.

June 26, 2013
When considering a new home, keep energy efficiency in mind. | Photo courtesy of Warren Gretz, NREL 08742
How to Save on Energy Bills When Buying a New Home

When shopping for your new home, look for these energy efficiency indicators.