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November 1, 2012
Using a power strip to turn off electronics and appliances when they aren't in use ensures that they are truly off and not using extra electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©
3 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Standby Power Loads

Your appliances and electronics could be using electricity even when they are turned off. Learn how to reduce your costs from standby power.

October 17, 2012
Look at this gorgeous, energy-efficient, double-hung window! I requested the little locks on the side so they can’t be opened too far. | Photo courtesy of Andrea Spikes.
A Tale of Three Windows: Part 2

After installing new energy-efficient windows in her home, our writer notices the benefits in both the heat of late summer and during the first cold snap.

October 15, 2012
Change your furnace filter to help keep allergies at bay and keep your furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. | Photo courtesy of ©
Fight Fall Allergies and Save Energy by Checking Your HVAC System

Fall is a great time to do regular maintenance on your HVAC systems to ensure they're running efficiently -- and it may help your allergies as well!

October 9, 2012
Use a programmable thermostat to automatically turn down the heat at night or when you're away from home.
Program Your Thermostat for Fall and Winter Savings

Cold weather is on the way! Check out this refresher on using your programmable thermostat to save money and energy.

October 5, 2012
"Geek Out" on Your Pumpkins this Halloween

Energize the neighborhood with an energy jack-o-lantern. Send us your photos and be featured on

October 5, 2012
This year's theme for Energy Action Month is "Think Globally ... Lead Locally." | Image courtesy of the Energy Department.
October is Energy Action Month

President Obama declared October Energy Action Month, and we are sharing tips about how you can save energy.

September 27, 2012
If you need to replace your electronics, consider getting an ENERGY STAR product for dramatic energy savings -- as much as 90 percent savings for some products.
Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR®

Researching electronics for your student? Check out ENERGY STAR for tips and rebates.

September 14, 2012
Home Energy Efficiency Twitter Chat

Did you miss our home energy efficiency Twitter Chat? We compiled the discussion so you can learn ways to save energy and money at home.

September 11, 2012
The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts

On Thursday, we are answering your questions about ways to save energy and money at home.

September 10, 2012
Navigating the New

Showing you how to find your favorite energy-saving tips and advice.