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December 18, 2014
This month our expert answered your #AskEnergySaver questions about air sealing. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
#AskEnergySaver: Air Sealing

This month our home performance expert answered your #AskEnergySaver questions about air sealing your home.

December 12, 2014
You can learn a lot when you buy a home, including the results of a home inspection. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/PhilAugustavo
Lessons from a Home Inspection

Maintenance tips from a home inspector to keep the systems and appliances in your home running efficiently.

December 9, 2014
Sealing air leaks can help you save energy and money this winter. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Home Heating Hints

Winter weather doesn't have to drain your wallet. Check out three energy saving tips to combat Old Man Winter.

December 5, 2014
Wrap your gifts with recycled paper to reduce waste and save money. | Photo courtesy of istockphoto/diane555
Reduce Waste and Save Energy this Holiday Season

Reduce waste and save energy this holiday season whether you're shopping, eating, partying, decorating, or wrapping.

December 3, 2014
Hanging drapes or blinds soon after moving is a small step that can have an immediate effect on the comfort of your home. | Photo courtesy of
Improving Home Efficiency and Comfort Right After a Move

It’s not always easy to make big changes to improve the energy efficiency of your home, especially after you've just moved, but small steps can immediately improve comfort while you learn about and prioritize your larger needs.

November 26, 2014
We're thankful for energy-efficient light bulbs, home energy audits, ENERGY STAR appliances, and using public transportation. | Photos courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Five Energy-Savings Things I am Thankful for this Year

In this season of mindfulness and gratitude, we spend a lot of time being thankful for everything we have including ways to save energy and money.

November 25, 2014
This month our experts answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on weatherization. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
#AskEnergySaver: Weatherization

You asked, we answered. Our home performance expert answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on Weatherization.

November 24, 2014
The electric kettle wins the final round of #EnergyFaceoff. | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Electric Kettle Takes Down Microwave in Final Round of #EnergyFaceoff

The final round of #EnergyFaceoff goes to the electric kettle! See how much it can save compared to a microwave when heating water.

November 24, 2014
Microwave or electric kettle, which appliance should win the honor of heating your water? | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Microwave vs. Electric Kettle: Which Appliance Is in Hot Water in #EnergyFaceoff Round 4?

In the final #EnergyFaceoff round, the electric kettle takes on the microwave for the honor of heating your water.

November 21, 2014
Buying ENERGY STAR appliances saves money and energy.  | Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy
Save Energy on Appliances this Holiday Season

Before the holiday shopping mayhem begins, take a look at Energy Saver's tips for finding the most energy efficient appliances.