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April 15, 2013
Solar energy systems are among the renewable and efficiency purchases that are eligible for tax credits. | Photo courtesy of Industrial Solar Technology Corp.
Appliance Upgrades to Consider for Next Tax Season

Take advantage of these continued energy efficiency and renewable energy tax credits for next tax season.

April 2, 2013
Submit a video question now for our Earth Day Google+ Hangout on home energy efficiency. | Graphic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Submit Your Home Energy Efficiency Questions Now for Earth Day Google+ Hangout

Whether you want to know if you would benefit from air sealing or how to install solar panels on your home, residential energy efficiency and renewable energy experts will be on hand on April 22 to answer your home efficiency questions.

April 1, 2013
Smart lighting choices can save you money.
Lighting the Way to Serious Savings

Lighting your home or business more efficiently can help you save money by saving energy.

March 26, 2013
Solar heating systems can be a cost-effective way to heat your home. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Inc.
5 Cool Things about Solar Heating

Learn about whether solar heating may be an option for you.

March 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: How to Save Energy This Spring

We asked, you shared tips for saving energy and money this spring.

March 18, 2013
Landscaping can be beautiful, but it can also help you save energy. | Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of ©
Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving

As you think about your spring landscaping, don't forget to consider ways to shade your home or save on your water use.

March 8, 2013
Installing blinds or draperies can help you save on cooling costs during the summer months. | Photo courtesy of ©
Spring Forward and Start Saving Money

The Daylight Saving Time change can be a good time to prepare your home for summer savings.

March 7, 2013
A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL
Living Comfortably: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades

A four-step guide to making your home more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy.

March 7, 2013
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February 27, 2013
You may qualify for tax credits for energy-efficient purchases. | Photo courtesy of ©
What You Need to Know About the Extended Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

If you purchased certain energy-efficient products during 2012, or plan to in 2013, you may be eligible for a tax credit.