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April 24, 2013
Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Looking for ways to save energy and money at home? Check out the tips and advice we shared on Earth Day.

April 19, 2013
New Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out the different types of water heaters on the market and will help you figure out how to select the best model for your home. Download a high-resolution version of the <a href="/node/612506">infographic</a>. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity.
New Infographic and Projects to Keep Your Energy Bills Out of Hot Water

New Energy Saver do-it-yourself guides and an infographic will help you save energy and money on water heating costs.

April 18, 2013
Hot New Advances in Water Heating Technology

Need to replace your water heater? Learn how to choose the right model for you and what the Energy Department is doing to develop the next generation of energy-efficient and affordable water heating technologies.

April 17, 2013
This Lakewood, Colorado home was built in 1956. Brent and Mo Nelson upgraded the home with multiple solar technologies including; daylighting, passive solar and active solar. They also have an 80 gallon solar hot water heater. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Solar, Wind, Hydropower: Home Renewable Energy Installations

A guide to figuring out if solar, wind or other small renewable energy system is right for you.

April 16, 2013
Located near the Long Island Sound, Deborah Wetzel's condo is cold and drafty eight months out of the year. A home energy audit and small energy efficiency upgrades helped Wetzel improve the comfort of her home while saving money on energy bills. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Wetzel.
Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs

Profiling how a home energy audit and small energy efficiency upgrades helped one homeowner save big on her energy bills.

April 15, 2013
Solar energy systems are among the renewable and efficiency purchases that are eligible for tax credits. | Photo courtesy of Industrial Solar Technology Corp.
Appliance Upgrades to Consider for Next Tax Season

Take advantage of these continued energy efficiency and renewable energy tax credits for next tax season.

April 2, 2013
Submit a video question now for our Earth Day Google+ Hangout on home energy efficiency. | Graphic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Submit Your Home Energy Efficiency Questions Now for Earth Day Google+ Hangout

Whether you want to know if you would benefit from air sealing or how to install solar panels on your home, residential energy efficiency and renewable energy experts will be on hand on April 22 to answer your home efficiency questions.

April 1, 2013
Smart lighting choices can save you money.
Lighting the Way to Serious Savings

Lighting your home or business more efficiently can help you save money by saving energy.

March 26, 2013
Solar heating systems can be a cost-effective way to heat your home. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Inc.
5 Cool Things about Solar Heating

Learn about whether solar heating may be an option for you.

March 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: How to Save Energy This Spring

We asked, you shared tips for saving energy and money this spring.

March 18, 2013
Landscaping can be beautiful, but it can also help you save energy. | Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DigiStu
Landscaping for Fun, Beauty, and Energy Saving

As you think about your spring landscaping, don't forget to consider ways to shade your home or save on your water use.

March 8, 2013
Installing blinds or draperies can help you save on cooling costs during the summer months. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/powershot
Spring Forward and Start Saving Money

The Daylight Saving Time change can be a good time to prepare your home for summer savings.

March 7, 2013
A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL
Living Comfortably: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades

A four-step guide to making your home more comfortable, energy efficient and healthy.

March 7, 2013
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February 27, 2013
You may qualify for tax credits for energy-efficient purchases. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Tsuji
What You Need to Know About the Extended Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

If you purchased certain energy-efficient products during 2012, or plan to in 2013, you may be eligible for a tax credit.

February 22, 2013
The Biggest, Brightest Star of Energy Efficiency

As the days lengthen, use these tips to get the most out of natural lighting in your home.

February 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: Ways to Save on Water Heating Costs

Sharing your tips for saving energy and money on water heating.

February 15, 2013
We can still teach our children to make environmentally friendly choices in a world of quickly advancing technology. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/boggy22
Gifting Our Children with Energy Awareness

Teaching our children about energy efficiency will help them preserve their planet.

February 11, 2013
Saving energy allows you to spend that money elsewhere.
Save Energy, Save Date Night

Save money by saving energy this Valentine's Day.

February 6, 2013
Visitors tour the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 in Washington, D.C., Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. | Photo by Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Recognizing Innovation in Green Building

Across the nation, organizations and associations are awarding innovative green building through events like Solar Decathlon.

January 30, 2013
A warm fireplace can save you energy and money with proper maintenance. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Pgiam.
BRRR…5 Ways to Maximize Your Fireplace and Chimney Efficiency

A well-maintained fireplace can keep you warm and save energy this winter.

January 24, 2013
Recycling your old electronics is easy and good for the environment. | Photo by Nicki Johnson, NREL 15669.
Cleaning Out? Don't Forget to Recycle!

Recycling can provide you with many reasons to feel good about cleaning up your home.

January 23, 2013
An efficient heater can save money and energy while keeping you warmer. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL 20288.
Are You Keeping Warm This Winter?

If your home is feeling cold, consider getting an energy audit and exploring your heating options.

January 18, 2013
Excited attendees flood into the Central Hall exhibits to see the latest and greatest in technology at the 2013 International CES. | 2013 International CES
Consumer Electronics Show 2013 Highlights Sustainable Energy Technology

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show highlighted new sustainable technologies.

January 11, 2013
The EnergyGuide and Lighting Facts labels help you understand both the purchase price and the operating cost when shopping for new appliances or lighting.
Comparing Appliance and Lighting Energy Costs Online Just Got Easier

The new Energy Labeling Rule makes it easy to compare energy use and costs when shopping for appliances or lighting.