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April 20, 2015
Energy Department employee Bill Vandermeer tunes a bicycle as part of Earth Day events at National Renewable Energy Laboratory last year. Biking to work can help you reduce carbon emissions and save money. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
#MySmallAct: 10 Simple Ways to Go Green and Save Green This Earth Day

How are you saving energy this Earth Day? Send us a Tweet using #MySmallAct.

April 13, 2015
Rain barrels collect rain water and provide a free source of fresh water for your lawn. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/schulzie
Sustainability Around the House

Spring has sprung. Check out the latest Energy Saver blog to make sure you are using sustainable landscaping practices this year!

March 23, 2015
Residential solar energy systems such as these in a Boulder, Colorado neighborhood are eligible for tax credits through 2016. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options Are Available for You?

Learn about the types of financial assistance available to make energy efficient purchases more affordable.

March 20, 2015
In addition to the tips mentioned below, <a href="/node/904911">check out this infographic</a> for more ways to lower your energy bills this spring. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
10 Energy Saving Tips for Spring

Spring has arrived. Here are some tips on how to save energy and money during the warmer days ahead.

March 5, 2015
Investing in a more energy efficient water heater can save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, U.S. Department of Energy
Which Water Heater Is Right for You?

Investing in an energy efficient water heater can save you money, and using Energy Saver's comparison chart makes it easy to find the right water heater for your home.

February 19, 2015
Homeowners who install small wind turbines similar to these can qualify for tax credits. | Photo courtesy of Wind Utility Consulting
IRS Issues New Tax Credit Guidance for Owners of Small Wind Turbines

Installing small, distributed wind energy systems can help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy bills.  Now that tax filing season is here, there are even more ways to financially benefit from this sustainable source of energy.

February 11, 2015
This Valentine's Day, I plan to cuddle with my dog (right) and add drapes to make my windows more energy efficient. | Left photo courtesy of Chris Gunn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Right photo courtesy of Paige and Rory Terlip.
Love Your Home and It'll Love You Back

Show your home some affection this Valentine's Day with 3 energy efficient upgrades that will make your wallet love you!

February 3, 2015
Sealing air leaks will help to decrease heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Air Leaks in Unexpected Places

Sealing air leaks will help to decrease heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.

January 19, 2015
Create an #EnergyResolution to share how you plan to save money and energy in the New Year. | Graphic courtesy of Joelynn Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Start 2015 with an #EnergyResolution to Save Money and Energy All Year Long

Create an #EnergyResolution to share how you plan to save money and energy in the New Year.

December 23, 2014
Interested in a wind energy system at home? Follow these important steps. | Photo courtesy of Joe Guasti, Bergey Windpower Co., Inc..
Saving Energy and Money with Wind: 5 Steps Before You Invest in a New Wind Energy System

Make sure you understand these 5 important steps before investing in a wind energy system for your home.

December 23, 2014
¿Te interesa en un sistema eólico de energía en casa? | Photo courtesy of Joe Guasti, Bergey Windpower Co., Inc..
Ahorra energía y dinero con el viento: 5 pasos antes de invertir en un nuevo sistema eólico

¿Te interesa en un sistema eólico de energía en casa? También puedes leer sobre los siguientes 5 pasos importantes en español.

December 19, 2014
Using our heating equipment checklist can help you properly maintain your heating system this winter! | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/lionvision
Heating Equipment Checklist for Winter Comfort and Efficiency

Use this heating equipment checklist to ensure your heating system is working safely and efficiently.

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 iStockphoto.com/powershot.
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.

November 19, 2014
The electric blanket takes round three of #EnergyFaceoff! | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Electric Blanket Delivers K.O. to Space Heater During #EnergyFaceoff Round Three

#EnergyFaceoff round three goes to the electric blanket, see how much more money it can save you over a space heater!

November 17, 2014
#EnergyFaceoff heats up with round 3… Electric blanket vs. space heater. Which is more efficient? | Graphic by Stacy Buchanan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Electric Blanket vs. Space Heater: #EnergyFaceoff Round 3 Heats Up

#EnergyFaceoff heats up with round 3, electric blanket vs. space heater. Which is more efficient?

November 14, 2014
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Guía Ahorre Energía: Consejos sobre el ahorro de dinero y energía en el hogar

Siguiendo sólo algunos de los sencillos consejos de aquí en la sección guía Ahorre Energía de nuestra página web, tú puedes crear un hogar más cómodo y más fácil de calentar y enfriar—mientras que ahorras dinero.