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December 18, 2013
Energy-efficient light bulbs can make great energy-saving stocking stuffers.
Holiday Gifts for Energy Efficiency

Find easy, energy-efficient gift ideas for your loved ones.

December 16, 2013
Our new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating -- from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance. Download a <a href="/node/784286">high-resolution version</a> of the infographic or individual sections. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating

Learn everything you need to know about home heating with our latest Energy Saver 101 infographic.

December 13, 2013
Keep your hard-earned dollars from flying out the window by following the <a href="http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_america/measure_guide_wood_windows.pdf">latest guidelines for window repair, rehabilitation and replacement</a>. | Photo courtesy of the Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center.
5 Steps to Making Your Windows More Energy Efficient

Whether you're a professional home performance contractor or a do-it-yourself homeowner, learn five simple steps for making your windows more energy efficient.

December 5, 2013
Homemade blankets can make easy and highly personalized gifts. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/NAKphotos
Crafty Gifts for the Energy Conscious

Check out these homemade gifts that can help your loved ones be energy efficient in their households.

November 27, 2013
Giving energy-efficient gifts is an easy way to save money and energy year-round. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/nano
‘Tis the Season for Giving the Gift of Energy Savings

Give energy-saving gifts this holiday season and save your loved ones money all year.

November 26, 2013
Turning off your engine while waiting in the parking lot is a great way to save money on gas. | Photo courtesy of Kristy Keel-Blackmon, NREL/21196.
Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips

Save money on gas this holiday season with our three efficient driving tips.

November 25, 2013
Save time and money on your next road trip with our top three driving tools. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/gioadventures.
Top 3 Driving Tools That Will Help Save You Money at the Pump

Save time and money on your next road trip with these top three interactive driving tools.

November 21, 2013
Take advantage of tax credits for energy-efficient purchases before the end of the year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Tsuji
Get Your Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Before They Expire

If you haven't already, you can take advantage of energy efficiency tax credits before December 31, 2013.

November 8, 2013
Team Austria of the Vienna Institute of Technology created an energy-efficient bathroom for Solar Decathlon 2013. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses

Find out what you can learn about saving energy in your home from this year's Solar Decathlon contestants.

November 1, 2013
Tammara Thayer thanks Steve Lemaire (left) and Zump Urycki for conducting an energy audit of her home in Loveland, Colorado. Energy audits can help residents identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
How to Save Energy, Money with Home Energy Upgrades

All week long, we’ve taken you inside the world of weatherization to show you how the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is impacting the lives of millions of American families and helping to build the clean energy economy. As our own Weatherization Week draws to a close, we want to make sure you have everything you need to help your family and friends become more energy efficient.

October 28, 2013
Choose the right advanced power strip based on your habits to reduce the electricity wasted when your electronic devices are idle.
Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You

Replacing your conventional power strips with advanced power strips can help reduce the electricity wasted when electronics are idle, without your having to change the way you normally use your devices.

October 1, 2013
Message from the President to U.S. Government Employees

Today, the President released a letter to U.S. government employees, thanking them for their service in the light of the current federal government shutdown. 

Due to the current lapse in federal funding, the Department of Energy's website is accessible, but may not be updated until Congress approves funding for Fiscal Year 2014.

September 19, 2013
If you live in an apartment, you can still take some energy-saving steps this fall. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/buzbuzzer
Saving Energy as a Renter this Fall

Use these tips to save some energy—and money—in your rented apartment this fall.

September 12, 2013
Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos.
Making the Most Out of the End of Summer

Use the final days of summer to get your home ready to save energy and money this fall and winter.

September 6, 2013
The school year can mean energy savings for your household. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/morganl
Back to School and Saving Energy at Home

Back-to-school time can mean savings for your household.

August 23, 2013
Save energy and money while buying school supplies this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Ls9907
Green your Back to School Shopping List!

Add reduce, reuse, and recycle to your back-to-school shopping list this fall.

August 22, 2013
By taking energy savings into account when you move in this year, you can put some money back in your pocket. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/ArtBoyMB
Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required

Save energy when you head back to school this year.

August 15, 2013
New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits

The first step to saving energy and money is a home energy audit.

August 15, 2013
Simply changing settings on your washer and dryer can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Bethany Sparn, NREL 25545
Energy-Efficient Home Appliances Can Save You Money

By considering efficiency when buying or using appliances, you can save money on your monthly energy bills.

August 8, 2013
A small wind electric system can be a clean, affordable way to power your home. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Fleckenstein, NREL 26476
Could Your Home Benefit from a Small Wind Electric System?

Consider whether a small wind electric system is right for you.

August 2, 2013
Trees can save you energy by blocking sunlight in the summer and letting it through in the winter. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/blackie
Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Trees, fans, and window treatments can keep you cool and save energy this summer.

July 31, 2013
With a little planning, your family reunion can be both fun and energy-efficient this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/RonTech2000
Save Energy at This Year’s Family Reunion

Follow these easy tips to make this year's family reunion more energy-efficient.

July 25, 2013
Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter
Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors

Try these cheap, easy fixes for keeping your home cooler this summer.

July 24, 2013
Pictured is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's water heating testing facility. Researchers estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10 years of service life in a typical residential setting. | Photo courtesy of the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, ORNL.
R&D 100: Innovations That Could Save Consumers Money

Looking for the latest in energy efficiency technology? Check out these National Lab breakthroughs that could help homeowners save energy and money.

July 18, 2013
A picnic is a good way to save energy whle enjoying the summer weather. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Silberkorn
Save Energy With A Picnic!

Enjoy the summer weather while saving energy with a picnic.