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Reducing Energy Usage Around Your Home

Reducing Energy Usage Around Your Home

Your home should be viewed as an investment, not a money pit! Reducing your energy consumption and creating a greener home is one step you can take to keep your investment going strong. Learn how to control phantom loads and your water usage to save some green.

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Cut Energy Costs With the Right Window Treatment

Cut Energy Costs With the Right Window Treatment

Energy efficient window treatments add money saving accents to any home or office decor. The right window treatment depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Here we explore the different types of window treatments so you can get up to speed on the differences.

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The Controversy Surrounding Smart Meters Heats Up

The Controversy Surrounding Smart Meters Heats Up

Smart meters are fairly new and are meant to make the power grid more efficient and reliable. Recently these devices have drawn criticism, so much so that local lawmakers are getting involved. Learn about how smart meters may have become a dumb choice.

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Tips to Create a Cool and Energy Efficient Home this Summer

Tips to Create a Cool and Energy Efficient Home this Summer

Record breaking heat this summer has caused a spike in home energy bills, leaving many Americans looking to find ways to be more energy efficient. Take the first step in saving some green by going green this summer by using these money saving tips for your home.

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Zero Energy Homes Are Now a Reality

Zero Energy Homes Are Now a Reality

Zero energy homes have arrived taking neighborhoods across the U.S. off the power grid. Forget having to use energy efficient tips to save money, just buy a house that ensures your energy bills will be free, or in some cases energy companies can even pay you.

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Cleaning Up a Broken CFL Bulb to Limit Mercury Exposure

Cleaning Up a Broken CFL Bulb to Limit Mercury Exposure

In our recent article discussing the safety of CFL bulbs, we uncovered that while CFL bulbs are safe to use in your home, there are some precautions that need to be taken.   To recap, CFL…

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury Dangers Debunked

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury Dangers Debunked

There is no mystery here, the CFL bulbs do contain mercury, mercury is a potent neurotoxin, but the question remains, are the bulbs safe for your house? The best way I can convince you that CFL bulbs are safe is by providing the facts.

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Phantom Loads Can Cost You $115 Each Year

Phantom Loads Can Cost You $115 Each Year

Phantom loads are produced by electric devices quietly wasting energy causing electric bills to increase. Understand what a phantom load is and implement these energy conservation tips so you can save money and help the planet at the same time.

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Tips to Save Money on Home Heating Bills This Winter

Tips to Save Money on Home Heating Bills This Winter

Americans are looking to cut costs and save some money on their home heating bills, especially with the economy still trying to recover. This winter, follow these home heating and energy conservation tips to help you save some green while going green.

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Energy Efficiency Tips for Small Businesses and Home Offices

Energy Efficiency Tips for Small Businesses and Home Offices

Small businesses and home office users can cut their energy consumption by thousands of dollars each year by implementing energy efficient practices. Everything from lighting choices to the types of computers your employees use can mean the difference between profitability and losses.

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