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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.

August 12, 2014
Home renewable energy is a wonderful way to produce clean energy, you just need the right system for your home. | Photo courtesy of ©
Planning for Life On or Off the Grid: Part Two

Solar, wind, and hydropower systems can lower home energy costs and produce clean energy. Learn about picking the best system for your home!

August 6, 2014
Producing clean energy not only saves money in the long term, but also provides independence and the satisfaction of knowing your actions are helping the environment.|Photo courtesy of Jim Green, National Renewable Energy Lab.
Planning for Life On or Off the Grid: Part One

Taking the plunge into renewable energy at home is easier than ever. Check out our steps for picking the right renewable energy system for your home.

July 30, 2014
You don't have to own a home to save money on your utility bills. Renters and homeowners can save money and energy with a few simple tips. | Photo courtesy of ©
Energy Efficiency Tips for Renters and Homeowners

Whether you are a renter or a homeowner, you can lower your utility bills and save energy with just a few small steps.

July 24, 2014
Home cooling accounts for 6 percent of the average household's energy use. To help you save money by saving energy, our experts are answering your home cooling questions. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/JaniceRichard
#AskEnergySaver: Home Cooling

Energy Department experts answer your home cooling questions -- from how to lower your cooling costs to ways to stay cool without turning on your air conditioner.

July 22, 2014
Cooling your home doesn't have to break the bank, with these tips you can save money and stay comfortable.| Photo courtesy of ©
Tips for Running an Air Conditioner Without Breaking the Bank

With summer temperatures rising, air conditioners are working overtime, but it is possible to enjoy to cool comfort without breaking the bank.

July 14, 2014
Outdoor solar lights provide attractive lighting around your home's exterior and require little maintenance. | Photo courtesy of ©
Big Savings on Outdoor Lighting

Upgrade your outdoor lighting to save energy and money.

July 9, 2014
Spending time in the kitchen can be more energy efficient than ever with these tips. | Photo courtesy of ©
Cooking Up Some Energy Saving Tips

Saving energy in the kitchen has never been easier. Using these tips and tricks will save money and energy, and you might become a better cook in the process.