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Q&A: Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your Home through PowerSaver Loans

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 8:30am

Steve Dunn with the Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office, Better Buildings Residential Program gives us the “411” on a new loan program – available through May 4 – that helps homeowners finance energy efficiency upgrades.

IRS Issues New Tax Credit Guidance for Owners of Small Wind Turbines

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:02am

Installing small, distributed wind energy systems can help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy bills.  Now that tax filing season is here, there are even more ways to financially benefit from this sustainable source of energy.

Love Your Home and It'll Love You Back

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 6:54am

Show your home some affection this Valentine's Day with 3 energy efficient upgrades that will make your wallet love you!

Air Leaks in Unexpected Places

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:58am

Sealing air leaks will help to decrease heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.

Start 2015 with an #EnergyResolution to Save Money and Energy All Year Long

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 6:52am

Create an #EnergyResolution to share how you plan to save money and energy in the New Year.

Saving Energy and Money with Wind: 5 Steps Before You Invest in a New Wind Energy System

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:04am

Make sure you understand these 5 important steps before investing in a wind energy system for your home.

Ahorra energía y dinero con el viento: 5 pasos antes de invertir en un nuevo sistema eólico

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:45am

¿Te interesa en un sistema eólico de energía en casa? También puedes leer sobre los siguientes 5 pasos importantes en español.

Heating Equipment Checklist for Winter Comfort and Efficiency

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:59am

Use this heating equipment checklist to ensure your heating system is working safely and efficiently.

#AskEnergySaver: Air Sealing

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:47pm

This month our home performance expert answered your #AskEnergySaver questions about air sealing your home.

Lessons from a Home Inspection

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:54am

Maintenance tips from a home inspector to keep the systems and appliances in your home running efficiently.

Home Heating Hints

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:10pm

Winter weather doesn't have to drain your wallet. Check out three energy-saving tips to combat Old Man Winter.

Reduce Waste and Save Energy this Holiday Season

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:55am

Reduce waste and save energy this holiday season whether you're shopping, eating, partying, decorating, or wrapping.

Improving Home Efficiency and Comfort Right After a Move

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 7:27am

It’s not always easy to make big changes to improve the energy efficiency of your home, especially after you've just moved, but small steps can immediately improve comfort while you learn about and prioritize your larger needs.

Five Energy-Savings Things I am Thankful for this Year

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:58pm

In this season of mindfulness and gratitude, we spend a lot of time being thankful for everything we have including ways to save energy and money.

#AskEnergySaver: Weatherization

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:23am

You asked, we answered. Our home performance expert answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on Weatherization.

Electric Kettle Takes Down Microwave in Final Round of #EnergyFaceoff

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:13am

The final round of #EnergyFaceoff goes to the electric kettle! See how much it can save compared to a microwave when heating water.

Microwave vs. Electric Kettle: Which Appliance Is in Hot Water in #EnergyFaceoff Round 4?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:38am

In the final #EnergyFaceoff round, the electric kettle takes on the microwave for the honor of heating your water.

Save Energy on Appliances this Holiday Season

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:52am

Before the holiday shopping mayhem begins, take a look at Energy Saver's tips for finding the most energy efficient appliances.

Electric Blanket Delivers K.O. to Space Heater During #EnergyFaceoff Round Three

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:08am

#EnergyFaceoff round three goes to the electric blanket, see how much more money it can save you over a space heater!

Electric Blanket vs. Space Heater: #EnergyFaceoff Round 3 Heats Up

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:49am

#EnergyFaceoff heats up with round 3, electric blanket vs. space heater. Which is more efficient?