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December 19, 2011
We’ve Got Saving Energy All Wrapped Up

Every year at holiday time thousands of pounds of wrapping paper is produced, using exorbitant amounts of energy, and quickly discarded just moments after opening your shiny new object.

December 14, 2011
Energy Savers Blog Policy Change

The main reason the Energy Savers Blog exists is to communicate saving money & energy at home with you: the consumer.

December 13, 2011
Unleashing the Power of Entrepreneurs to Solve Our Energy Challenges

One of the most important things we can do to provide for a more sustainable future for our children and grandchildren is find new ways to unlock our ingenuity.

December 12, 2011
Saving Energy Down South

I spent Thanksgiving week in Arizona with my parents, who are very energy conscious although my father says “I find my thoughts are more of efficiency than saving the planet, however the results are the same.”

December 9, 2011
FAQs: Copyrighted Images and Text on the Website

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December 6, 2011
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

It's that time again. It's "X shopping days until Christmas," you're maybe a touch stressed from trying to get a lot of work done despite holiday parties and shopping trips, and, to top it off, it's cold out.

December 5, 2011
Energy Efficiency Hits from the Doors (and Windows)

Our 1970's-vintage house always seemed a bit too welcoming when howling winter winds swept up Colorado's foothills.

December 2, 2011
FAQs: Looking for Rebates

One of the most popular questions we receive in the Energy Savers mailbox is about taking advantage of rebates after buying an item.

November 29, 2011
This Month on Energy Savers: November 2011

The holiday season is in full swing. We've been focusing on ways to keep our homes warm during the cold months of winter, whether we're home or on vacation.

November 28, 2011
Saving Energy: The Next Generation

Have you heard of America’s Home Energy Education Challenge? It’s a challenge—designed to get students in grades 3-8 to help their families and communities embrace home energy efficiency.

November 23, 2011
Are You Planning to Buy Energy-Efficient Products on Black Friday?

If you're doing any Black Friday shopping, will you be looking for energy efficiency ratings using the EnergyGuide or Energy Star labels? Why or why not?

November 21, 2011
Black Friday Savings All Year ’Round

On Friday, shoppers across the country will flock to stores and retailers seeking the best bargains of the holiday season.

November 17, 2011
How Do You Save Energy While on Vacation?

What steps do you take to save energy at home or on the road while you're on vacation?

November 16, 2011
Take a Vacation from Your Energy Bill

It’s already the middle of November, meaning it’s time to begin preparing for holiday vacations.

November 15, 2011
New Calculator Helps You Buy the Energy-Saving Vehicle of Your Dreams

Every day, people across America are making the choice to buy energy-efficient vehicles that save energy and money, protect the environment, and help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil.

November 10, 2011
What Inspires You to Save Money and Energy at Home?

This week we heard from Ernie, who talked about the inspiration of music, and Drew pointed out the shorter days of the season which inspired him to take a closer look at lighting timers.

November 8, 2011
Inspiration of Music

Music, I believe, is an overlooked motivator for folks wanting to become more energy savvy.

November 7, 2011
Halloween (+7 Days)

Now that we’re off Daylight Savings Time (finally!) and had our extra hour’s rest this past weekend, most of us are coming home in the dark.

November 4, 2011
What's on Your Energy Efficiency To-Do List?

How about you? Have you been putting off any energy-efficiency improvements? If so, what would it take to put those plans into action?

November 1, 2011
Can't See the Forest for the Trees

One thing I’ve been putting off doing is an energy assessment. I don’t know why – my utility company offers them for FREE!

October 31, 2011
This Month on Energy Savers: October 2011

Fall is in the air, and October has us thinking about ways to keep warm through the fall and winter months. In case you've missed anything this month, here's a recap of October.

October 28, 2011
How Are You Planning To Save Energy This Halloween?

Are you planning any scary ways to save energy this Halloween?

October 26, 2011
Getting Ready to Set the Thermostat Low—And Keep it There!

Every year I try to convince myself that I am going to turn my thermostat down for the entire winter. It's going to be 68 degrees or lower, I tell myself. I'm not going to turn it up for any reason. I might even be daring and try to get a few degrees lower! It'll be awesome!

It usually doesn't end well. You see, I'm a gigantic wuss about the cold. Something always happens—it takes me 4 hours to drive home in the snow, I have a lousy day, or it drops beneath zero degrees Fahrenheit—and suddenly I want to treat myself to a balmy 70 degrees to make up for it.

October 25, 2011
Happy Hallogreen!

With the fateful transition to cooler weather and Halloween just upon us, it is important to remember some key tips when preparing to have the most energy-efficient Halloween possible.

October 21, 2011
Are You Ready for Fall?

Whether you're using renewables or energy efficiency (or both), what are you doing to prepare your home for cooler weather?