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  • How to Save Money and Reduce Pollution

    Conserving energy - save money and reduce pollution!

    Did you know that the typical U.S. family spends close to $1,300 a year on their home's utility bills? Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. Learn how to conserve energy starting today.
  • Your Home's Energy Use - How to Perform an Audit

    Your Home's Energy Use - How to Perform an Audit

    The first step to taking a whole-house energy efficiency approach is to find out which parts of your house use the most energy. A home energy audit will show you where these are and suggest the most effective measures for reducing your energy costs and protecting the environment.
  • Refrigerator, Freezer and Other Kitchen Tips

    Appliances account for about 20 percent of your household's energy consumption, with refrigerators at the top of the list. Find out how to get the biggest bang for your buck in the kitchen.
  • Should I Insulate My Home?

    Checking your home's insulating system is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to reduce energy waste and maximize your energy dollars. Find out if you should insulate your house and, if so, how best to do it.
  • Cold Weather Survival Tips

    Cold Weather Survival Tips

    Use this checklist to protect your home, car and yourself during the winter.
  • Heating Tips

    Did you know that heating and cooling your home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home? Typically, 44% of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling. Learn how to save money here!
  • Air Conditioning Tips

    It might surprise you to know that buying a bigger room air-conditioning unit won't necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months. Click here to get money-saving tips about units, as well as central air-conditioning systems.
  • Fireplace Efficiency

    Fireplace Efficiency

    Flickering flames, glowing embers, and the essence of wood smoke: nothing is quite as cozy as a fire on a cold winter's day. A fireplace needs to safely contain that cozy fire, encourage the fuel to burn,
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