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November 12, 2012
This photograph features the 6-kilowatt (kw) rooftop photovoltaic system that Mercury Solar Systems installed in the Lower Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.| Photo courtesy of Mercury Solar Solutions
Making Strides to Boost the Use of Solar Energy

Residential solar is quickly becoming an affordable option for Americans.

November 8, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that just cleaning the lint screen before each and every load of laundry can save you an average of $34 per year. | Photo courtesy of ©
Drying Clothes and Saving Money this Fall Season

Routine maintenance on your clothes dryer not only saves you money, but keeps you safe from fires.

November 7, 2012
Burning firewood can keep you warm and cozy while keeping your thermostat and electricity use low. | Photo courtesy of ©
Cozy Up to the Fire While Saving Money and Energy

Have a wood-burning fireplace? Using it during the cold winter months could help reduce your energy use and save you money.

November 6, 2012
Natural gas jitneys like this are Atlantic City's main form of public transportation. These vehicles were used to evacuate vulnerable residents during Hurricane Sandy. This vehicle is fueling up at a natural gas station built, owned, and operated by Clean Energy Fuels, who kept the station running despite widespread shortages of gasoline and diesel elsewhere. | Photo courtesy of Clean Energy
In the Face of Hurricane Sandy, CNG Vehicles Shuttle People to Safety

Learn how clean-fuel vehicles helped evacuate vulnerable residents in Atlantic City during Hurricane Sandy.

November 1, 2012
Using a power strip to turn off electronics and appliances when they aren't in use ensures that they are truly off and not using extra electricity. | Photo courtesy of ©
3 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Standby Power Loads

Your appliances and electronics could be using electricity even when they are turned off. Learn how to reduce your costs from standby power.

October 17, 2012
Look at this gorgeous, energy-efficient, double-hung window! I requested the little locks on the side so they can’t be opened too far. | Photo courtesy of Andrea Spikes.
A Tale of Three Windows: Part 2

After installing new energy-efficient windows in her home, our writer notices the benefits in both the heat of late summer and during the first cold snap.

October 15, 2012
Change your furnace filter to help keep allergies at bay and keep your furnace and air conditioner running efficiently. | Photo courtesy of ©
Fight Fall Allergies and Save Energy by Checking Your HVAC System

Fall is a great time to do regular maintenance on your HVAC systems to ensure they're running efficiently -- and it may help your allergies as well!

October 9, 2012
Use a programmable thermostat to automatically turn down the heat at night or when you're away from home.
Program Your Thermostat for Fall and Winter Savings

Cold weather is on the way! Check out this refresher on using your programmable thermostat to save money and energy.

October 5, 2012
"Geek Out" on Your Pumpkins this Halloween

Energize the neighborhood with an energy jack-o-lantern. Send us your photos and be featured on

October 5, 2012
This year's theme for Energy Action Month is "Think Globally ... Lead Locally." | Image courtesy of the Energy Department.
October is Energy Action Month

President Obama declared October Energy Action Month, and we are sharing tips about how you can save energy.

September 27, 2012
If you need to replace your electronics, consider getting an ENERGY STAR product for dramatic energy savings -- as much as 90 percent savings for some products.
Make the Grade -- and Save -- with ENERGY STAR®

Researching electronics for your student? Check out ENERGY STAR for tips and rebates.

September 24, 2012
Air conditioners use about 5 percent of all the electricity produced in the United States, costing homeowners more than $11 billion annually. Replacing an old air conditioner unit with an energy efficient unit could save you 20-40 percent on your home cooling costs. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/BanksPhotos.
You Asked, We Are Answering: Your Home Efficiency Questions

Answering your home energy efficiency questions to help you save energy and money.

September 14, 2012
Home Energy Efficiency Twitter Chat

Did you miss our home energy efficiency Twitter Chat? We compiled the discussion so you can learn ways to save energy and money at home.

September 11, 2012
The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts

On Thursday, we are answering your questions about ways to save energy and money at home.

September 10, 2012
Navigating the New

Showing you how to find your favorite energy-saving tips and advice.

September 10, 2012
By taking simple steps to improve your home's energy efficiency, you can save up to 30 percent on your energy bill. | Infographic by <a href="">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
The New -- Save Money by Saving Energy!

With fall right around the corner, we are relaunching our website with fresh updates that will help you and your family save money by saving energy.

August 30, 2012
Student-Built Appliances Made to Do More with Less

Although today's home appliances are designed to be far more energy efficient than those made in the decades past, there's always room for improvement.

August 28, 2012
Sinking a Pet's Teeth into Energy Saving

Ernie's musings about pet ownership and its effects on a healthy and energy-efficient lifestyle.

August 24, 2012
Are You Prepared for a Blackout?

Are you prepared for a blackout? What have you done to prepare?

August 23, 2012
Updating the Doors and Windows

Instead of purchasing new windows, Stephanie instead opts to perform energy efficiency improvements like sealing her windows - and her home.

August 20, 2012
How to Prepare Your Home for a Blackout

Having a household disaster plan is important if a natural disaster or blackout strikes your area.

August 17, 2012
What Motivates You to Save Energy?

What motivates you to save energy?

August 15, 2012
Go for the Gold and Save Energy at Home

One woman's quest to reduce her energy bill, train into good habits and set goals toward energy savings - and her life.

August 8, 2012
Stay Active this Summer (and Save Energy, Money, and the Environment too!)

Here are five easy things that you can do this summer that will not only help keep you active, but save money, energy and the environment, too.

August 3, 2012
Do You Have Windows That Need Replacing?

Do you have windows that need replacing, too? Do you have any plans to replace them with newer, more efficient windows?