Content tagged "energy efficient existing homes: appliances and electronics"

Basic Information to Consider for Home Water Heating

Home Energy Updated: September 28, 2015

Reviewed and Revised on 01/03/2014Water heating is often the third largest energy expense in your home, after heating and cooling. It accounts for 15-25% of...

Energy Efficient Home Freestanding Stoves/Ranges

Home Energy Updated: September 28, 2015

Reviewed and Revised on 11/07/2013Since the kitchen is generally the hub of the home, consumers want it to offer an uplifting feeling of optimism. Energy...

Phantom/Standby Energy Use by Home Electronics and Appliances

Home Energy Updated: September 25, 2015

Consumer electronics and appliances amount to about 15% of a home’s utility usage. Did you know these modern conveniences can cost you a lot of money even...

How to Increase the Efficiency of Your Home Refrigerator

Home Energy Updated: September 25, 2015

Even if you aren't able to replace your existing refrigerator with a new model, there are some things you can do that can help your refrigerator run more...

No to Low Cost Actions to Save Home Energy and Money

Home Energy Updated: January 03, 2014

Reviewed and Revised 01/03/2014Set thermostats no higher than 68 ºF when people are home. Lower the thermostat when you sleep or not at home. Lowering the...

Everyday Household Laundry Tips for Saving Money and Home Energy

Home Energy Updated: November 07, 2013

 Reviewed and Revised on 11/06/2013  The following tips can help you save energy and money each time you do laundry, irrespective of whether you have one the...

Exhaust Vents for Energy Efficient New Homes

Home Energy Updated: November 06, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 11/06/2013   The purpose of an exhaust vent isRemember, when air is exhausted out of a building, replacement air needs to come in....

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