Saving Energy & Money

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Energy Efficient Interior Design

Here are tips on decorating your way to lower utility bills.

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5 Simple Ways to Deal With Drafts Before Winter

How to weatherproof your home and save money all winter long.

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How to Conserve Energy in the Kitchen

These hacks will save cash, keep your kitchen clean!

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Solar Cooker

Draw up plans to start working with an eco-friendly cooking method

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Have a Green Lawn this Summer

Maintain the green of your lawn by adding drought resistant fescue or clover.

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4 Ways to Save Water in the Bathroom

If you are eco-friendly and are wondering what you can do to become even more so.

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Home Energy Audits Can Save you Money

Tighten up your heating ship.

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Energy Tips for Homeowners

Adjusting to the economic climate and debates about global pollution could save you some costs.

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Electricity-Saving Tips for Home Theaters

Bigger and better means more energy needs.

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Home Improvement Tech to Download, Install or Upgrade for the Winter

It's cold out, but there's still home improvement to be done.

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Getting a Professional Home Energy Audit

A professional home audit will usually begin with a series of questions about energy use.

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Affordable Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Check our low or no-cost tactics to cut your utility bills.

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Electric Efficiency in Washers and Dryers

Appliances eat up electricity. Put them on a diet.

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How to Save Electricity Around the House

Most people are pondering how to reduce electricity costs.

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How to Mount a Solar Tracker to a Time-Lapse Camera Setup

A solar tracker utilizes photoresistors and a controller to turn a rotor in tandem with sun.

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Software for Home Energy Audits

Software for home energy audits can help to reduce the impact on the environment.

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How to Install Vents in a Solar Chimney

A solar chimney to cool your home and save you money.

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Automated Home Energy Management Systems

They can save you serious money.

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Windows and Your Home Heating and Cooling Bills

Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features.

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How Can Architecture Affect Natural Lighting?

Architecture can, by all means, affect the amount of natural light a home or building receives.

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Energy Savings from Window Light Shelves

Using a window light shelf is one of the best ways to enhance your home lighting.

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10 Ways to Lower Home Energy Costs

Whether you want to be green or just save some green, this article's for you.

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Cut Down Your Electricity Usage

How you can do your share in reducing greenhouse gases at home.

How to Build a Panel Solar Cooker

A panel solar cooker is not a difficult thing to build.

How to Build a Sundial

Not the most practical or accurate way to tell time.

How to Save Electricity in an Apartment

Discovering how to save electricity in an apartment.

Water Saving Devices for the Kitchen

Using water saving devices in your kitchen.

Reduce Energy Costs: How to Create an Exterior Sun Shade

Look for ways to reduce energy use at home.

Spend to Save: 10 Upgrades for an Energy Efficient Home

These 10 upgrades can give you a more energy-efficient home.

Why Your Energy Bill Increases During the Holidays

Why is it that during the holidays your energy bills go up?

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How to Build a Parabolic Solar Concentrator

It's a device that focuses light on a point to create power.

How to Build a Box Solar Distiller

To distill and give you clean drinkable water.

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How to Build a Geothermal Heat Exchange for a Solar Chimney

Shift some of your energy burden onto renewables.

How to Build Your Own Solar Clock

A fun weekend activity that you can share with your kids.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Hybrid Solar Cooker

A hybrid solar cooker is a sustainable cooking appliance.

How to Read the Energy Guide Sticker

You've seen them before, but what does it mean?

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5 Tips for Making Appliances More Energy Efficient

Make your frequently used appliances more energy efficient.

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How to Replace an Evacuated Tube in a Solar Collector

Evacuated tubes can be a valuable element of solar power.

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How to Build a Flat Plate Solar Collector

These panels are the standard shape we think of.

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Energy Star Disadvantages

The program rates the efficiency of appliances.

How to Build Solar Cells for Absorption Refrigeration

Solar absorption refrigeration is a great innovation.

Picking a Base Absorber Material for Your Flat Plate Solar Collector

A flat plate solar collector is the most common type.

5 Advantages to Using a Solar Chimney

A solar chimney's a natural way of improving ventilation.

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10 Winter Home Heating Hacks That Will Save You Money

How to keep some heating bill money in your pocket.