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May 6, 2016
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Top 5 Tips from Clean Energy Moms for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day approaching, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) polled 20 clean energy moms on their top five tips to help raise the next generation of clean energy advocates.

May 4, 2016
Plugging in an electric car is so easy that my 3-year-old can do it.
I Love What My Electric Car Does—and Does Not Do

Energy Saver blogger Alexis Powers answers common questions about how her all-electric car works.

April 8, 2016
Here is the energy usage graph from our most recent electricity bill. The months are displayed with the most recent first, reading from left to right along the x axis. We finished the upgrades in October, so you can see that the months before our upgrades were higher overall.
The Story of a House that Never Stayed Warm: A Well-Insulated Resolution

Energy Saver blogger Elizabeth Spencer writes about how much her electricity bill went down after sealing up her home with insulation.

March 23, 2016
Quiz: Test Your Lighting IQ

Test your knowledge about the lighting technology that brightens our world.

March 21, 2016
All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased in 2015 may be eligible for federal and state income tax credits. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL
Energy Saver Tax Tips: Get Money Back for Buying, Charging Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Find out if your plug-in electric vehicle, charging station, or other alternative fueling infrastructure qualify you for federal or state tax credits.

March 4, 2016
From tire alignment to accumulated items, now is the time to prep your car—as well as your house—for an energy-savvy start to spring.
Mid-Winter Check In and Getting Ready for Spring

Drew Bittner provides energy efficient tips for closing out the winter and preparing for spring savings in the months ahead.

February 12, 2016
Electricity usage monitors make it easy to measure the electricity consumed by any device that runs on 120 volts. Photo by Alexis Powers
Science Fair Project Ideas for Energy Savers

See how one energy saving tool can inspire endless science fair project ideas.

January 11, 2016
The 30% tax credit for solar electric and solar water heating systems has been extended through 2019, gradually decreasing until 2021.
Tax Tips for Energy Savers: Get Money Back for Greening Your Home

Any qualified efficiency updates you made at home in 2015 are eligible for credits when you file your taxes in the coming months. Plus, updates you make in 2016 will be eligible for credits when you file next year.

December 30, 2015
6 Smart Energy Resolutions for 2016

Make 2016 the year you to take a few simple steps to save energy, starting with our list of energy resolutions.

December 18, 2015
Future Home Tech: 8 Energy-Saving Solutions on the Horizon

A sneak peek of the energy-saving technologies we can expect to see soon that will make our homes more sustainable.

December 14, 2015
FACT: Consumers are saving more than $62 billion a year as a result of the Energy Department's Appliance and Equipment Standards Program. | Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department
INFOGRAPHIC: How Appliance Standards Help Consumers Save Big

Consumers are saving more than $62 billion a year as a result of Appliance and Equipment Standards Program.

November 11, 2015
A historic hangar at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio was salvaged and restored with window films to reduce solar heat gain, occupancy sensors to control interior lighting, and daylight sensors to maximize energy savings and enhance productivity.
Majorly Awesome Military Energy Savers: We Salute You

A Veterans Day salute to the Department of Defense for their heroic efforts when it comes to saving electrons.

November 10, 2015
An insulated door was an easy upgrade from the steel cellar door that let cold air into our house. Photo by Elizabeth Spencer
Insulation Troubles: A Story of a House That Never Stayed Warm, Part 2

Energy Saver's Elizabeth Spencer finds solutions for her house's insulation problems.

November 4, 2015
A certified Home Energy Professionals auditor can identify sources of energy loss throughout the home. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL
Insulation Troubles: A Story of a House That Never Stayed Warm, Part 1

Energy Saver's Elizabeth Spencer realizes that her house has an insulation problem and sets out to fix it.

October 26, 2015
This Halloween, keep ghosts and goblins at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Energy Efficiency Tricks to Stop Your Energy Bill from Haunting You

This Halloween don't let your energy bill give you a scare. Check out tips on ways to save energy and money at home.

October 21, 2015
Check out our <a href="/node/780416">Energy Saver 101 infographic</a> for everything you need to know about home heating.
#HeatChat @Energy: Ask Us Your Home Heating Questions

Have questions about how to prepare your home for the winter months ahead? Join us Thursday, October 22 at 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat.

October 7, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Home Energy IQ

Are you the brightest bulb when it comes to home energy trivia? Take our latest quiz to find out!

September 28, 2015
Energy Saver RSS Subscribers: Update Your Feed Address

The address of our RSS feed is changing. If you subscribe through a feed reader, please update your link.

September 22, 2015
Don’t let those bright autumn leaves and clear fall sky fool you—cold weather is just around the corner. Get your home ready for the chill ahead of schedule. <em>Photo by David Parsons, NREL 6317419</em>
Get Ready for Autumn!

Autumn is here and cold weather is right around the corner. Is your house ready?

September 16, 2015
Saving Money with Electric Vehicles

A few reasons why plug-in electric vehicles can be a solid, money-saving investment.

September 14, 2015
If your employer offers it, charging your car at work is just one benefit of driving a plug-in electric vehicle. | Photo courtesy of Erik Nelsen, NREL.
10 Things I Love About My Electric Vehicle

An electric vehicle was a smart choice for one Energy Saver contributor and his family.

August 24, 2015
When waiting to pick your kids up from school, turn off your car instead of idling in the parking lot. <em>Photo from Kristy Keel-Blackmon, East Ten, NREL 6324897</em>
Back to School: Saving Fuel in the Last Days of Summer

School is starting but hot weather hasn't ended yet! Stay comfortable while saving money and fuel on your trips to and from school, practice, and after-school activities.

August 11, 2015
Make sure that you hire accredited and certified workers for your home energy projects. <em>Photo courtesy of NREL 6307614</em>
Sustainability at Home: Raising the Bar

New quality guidelines for the weatherization and home performance industry ensure that energy upgrades result in safer, more comfortable, more efficient homes.

August 3, 2015
A small wind turbine can produce enough energy to cover the electricity costs of the average American home. | Photo from Bergey Windpower Co., Inc.; NREL 13830
Want a Tax Credit for a Small Wind System? Be Sure It's Certified!

Small wind electric systems must now be certified in order to qualify for the 30% investment tax credit.

June 29, 2015
Enjoy the open road while keeping your fuel costs low! | Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com/lisegagne
Make Your Next Road Trip Fuel Efficient

Enjoy the open road this summer and keep your fuel costs low with these driving tips.