Recent How To Save Energy Articles

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How to Approach Home Improvement like a Millennial

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 11, 2015

It's a fascinating phenomenon. Even though millennials are the youngest entrants into the real estate marketplace, they make up more than a third of home buyers. And that's taking into...


Add an Electric Heater to Your Bathroom: Cozy and Cheap

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 08, 2015

Kudos to you if you're trying to turn down your home thermostat a notch or two as the weather grows cooler. The result will be a win-win -- saving energy and reducing your utility bills....

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12 Ways Ceiling Fans Keep You Comfortable and Save Cash

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 13, 2015

Ceiling fans are back in a big way (and according to some folks, they never really left). These inexpensive, energy-efficient cooling devices are good-looking and may be installed easily...

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Save on Solar Panel Install: Incentives and Tax Credits

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 05, 2015

Setting up solar (photovoltaic) panels on your property is well known as a way to produce inexpensive and clean electric power. You may have been hesitant, though, to install a solar...

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If You Make Only One (More) Green Change

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 08, 2014

Recycling, composting, saving water, buying less, reusing more ... you could well feel that you are already working hard to save the planet. It might be difficult for you to think of...

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27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 13, 2014

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides,...

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4 Ways Smart Homes Are Getting Smarter Than Ever

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 21, 2014

It used to be that we adults just had to worry about keeping up with our children in the smarts department. (Remember the first time you had to ask your offspring to show you how to...

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Green Winter Clothes: Stay Warm and Save the Planet

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 12, 2014

Wearing synthetic fabrics is a no-no if you're committed to saving the planet -- or even just wishy-washy about it. Most synthetics, for example polyester and acrylic, are based on...