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September 24, 2014
Cleaning your gutters will help prevent ice dams that can cause leaks and water damage. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/KatarzynaBialasiewicz
Cozy Up to Colder Weather: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter (Part 1)

Cleaning out your gutters, sealing air leaks, caring for your furnace and ducts, and investing in energy-efficient lighting now, can save you money and a headache when the cold air descends.

September 23, 2014
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How Much Do You Consume?

Ever wonder how much energy you consume every year? We're breaking down the numbers for you.

September 18, 2014
Fall means cooler weather, changing leaves, and festive decorations, now your decorations can help save energy too! | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/benedek
Save Energy and be Festive this Fall

Fall means cooler weather, changing leaves, and festive decorations, now your decorations can help save energy too!

September 16, 2014
Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with ways to make your all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars even greener! | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Drive Electric Week

Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with ways to make your all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars even greener!

September 11, 2014
Shopping for energy-efficient light bulbs just got easier! | Photo courtesy of iStockphotography.com/Thomas_EyeDesign
Buying the Perfect Energy-Efficient Light Bulb in 5 Easy Steps

Purchasing an energy-efficient light bulb doesn't have to be difficult. With these five easy steps, you can find the best energy-efficient light bulb for your home!

September 9, 2014
Living the college lifestyle doesn't mean you should forget about energy-efficiency. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/XiXinXing
Energy-Efficient College Life

Living the college lifestyle doesn't mean you should forget about energy-efficiency. With these tips you can save energy and money in the dorm and off-campus.

September 5, 2014
Moisture barriers can help reduce humidity in your home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Conquering Moisture and Humidity in Your Home

Eliminating the threat of moisture and mold will not only make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient, but it will also help keep your family healthy and improve your home's structural durability.

September 3, 2014
Energy saving DIY projects improve home energy-efficiency and save you money. | Photos courtesy of iStockphoto.com
Energy Saving Do-It-Yourself Projects Just Got Easier

Implementing these energy saving DIY projects are an easy and inexpensive way to make your home more energy-efficient, and save on your monthly energy bills.

August 28, 2014
If you've completed energy efficiency improvements and you're still looking for ways to save energy at home, it might be time to explore renewable energy options. That's why this month our energy efficiency expert is answering your renewable energy questions. | Photo courtesy of Brothers Electric.
#AskEnergySaver: Renewable Energy

Answering your questions about renewable energy -- from leasing solar panels to solar water heaters.

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 ©iStockphoto.com/3dts
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 ©iStockphoto.com/KentWeakley
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 ©iStockphoto.com/galinast
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 ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan
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 ©iStockphoto.com/andresr
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.

July 3, 2014
Whether you BBQ with family or take a road trip, save money and energy this Independence Day. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/HeroImages
Save Energy this Independence Day

Tips and tricks for saving energy and fuel this Independence Day.

July 2, 2014
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Data: <a href="http://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.cfm?sid=US">EIA State Energy Data System</a></div></div></div>
How Much Do You Spend?

Ever wonder how much you spend on energy a year? We're breaking down the numbers for you.

June 26, 2014
The Mineirão Stadium, with its six thousand solar panels, is ready for more World Cup Action | Photo courtesy of Renato Cobucci/Imprensa/MG
Shining Some Light on the World Cup's Efficiency Efforts

Brazil strives for energy efficiency with solar powered stadiums during the 2014 World Cup.

June 20, 2014
Water is not only a precious resource but also used to produce energy. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/silverjohn
Making the Connection Between Water and Energy

It's not just learning to conserve water, but also understanding how energy and water are connected.

June 13, 2014
Just in time for summer, our new Energy Saver 101 infographic covers everything you need to know about home cooling. Download a <a href="/node/920771">high-resolution version</a> of the home cooling infographic. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling

Just in time for summer, learn everything you need to know about home cooling with our new Energy Saver 101 infographic.

June 12, 2014
A cordless power tool is a useful and efficient gift for Dad. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/-lvinst-
Energy Saving Gift Ideas for Dad this Father's Day

Help Dad save energy this Father's Day.