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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.

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

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

July 2, 2014
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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 ©
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 ©
Energy Saving Gift Ideas for Dad this Father's Day

Help Dad save energy this Father's Day.

June 9, 2014
Check out the updated Energy Saver guide for tips on saving money and energy at home. | Graphic by the Energy Department.
Updated Energy Saver Guide Helps You Save Energy and Money at Home

We've updated the popular Energy Saver guide to help you save money by saving energy.

June 4, 2014
Keeping your air conditioner maintained can help save you money this summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/firemanYU
Saving Money During the Air Conditioning Season

Save money on your cooling bills this summer by managing and maintaining your air conditioner.

June 2, 2014
Is Your Home as Ready for Summer as You Are?

Prepare for summer by doing your own home energy audit.

May 30, 2014
You're home's building envelope protects your home's interior from the outdoor environment to keep you comfortable all year long. But it can also contribute to higher heating and cooling costs. Learn how to improve its efficiency and save you money. | Photo courtesy of Kenneth Kelly, National Renewable Energy Lab.
#AskEnergySaver: Building Envelopes

Answering your questions about building envelopes -- from advice about improving the efficiency of attics and roofs to what to look for when buying new windows.

May 23, 2014
Driving efficiently can help you save money on gas this summer.| Photo courtesy of ©
On the Road with Fuel Saving Tools

Learn how to keep your fuel costs down this summer.

May 19, 2014
Be energy efficient while you spend time outside this Memorial Day. | Photo courtesy of ©
Saving Energy This Memorial Day

Learn about how to save energy during your Memorial Day trip or BBQ.

May 8, 2014
Biking to work is a great way to save money on gas and get some exercise. | Photo courtesy of ©
Does Your City Have a Commuting Challenge?

Take part in a commuting challenge this spring.

May 2, 2014
Delivering flowers is one of many ways to brighten your mom's day next weekend. | Photo courtesy of ©
Share the Love (and Energy Savings) This Mother’s Day

Check out these energy-efficient Mother's Day gifts.

May 1, 2014’s newest tool -- the Used Car Fuel Economy Label -- makes it easier for consumers to compare used cars, select the most fuel-efficient model and save money at the pump. | Photo by the Energy Department.
Fuel Economy Sticker Revs Up Used Car Sales

Looking to buy or sell a used car? A new interactive tool makes it easy to compare the fuel economy of used cars.

April 24, 2014
LED lights are six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights, cut energy use by more than 80 percent and can last more than 25 times longer. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
#AskEnergySaver: LED Lights

Answering your questions about LEDs -- from how to compare LED and incandescent bulbs to installing LEDs in existing fixtures.