Energy Efficiency

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The True Cost Of Light Bulbs: LED vs CFL vs Incandescent

Thomas Edison (the man who invented the modern incandescent light bulb as we know it) once said “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles”. While I appreciate the philanthropic nature of his comment, something tells me he never would have predicted just how much it costs to power the light […]

February 19th

How Gas And Electric Water Heaters Work

Did you know that water heaters are typically the second biggest user of electricity in your home? It’s true, central A/C systems come in at #1, but not far behind at #2 is your water heater. After all, literally every ounce of hot water you use to take showers, wash clothes and dishes, etc. has […]

February 9th

How To Replace Your Toilet’s Flapper Valve

If you’re trying to think of ways to save money and water around your home, try looking in the tank of your toilets. I know, it’s not the most logical spot, but if left un-checked a constantly running toilet can add a substantial amount of money to your monthly water bill (the Environmental Protection Agency […]

January 19th

How To Install A Filter Whistle On Your A/C Unit

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make your home more energy efficient, try installing a filter whistle on the filter of your homes HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. Filter whistles are simple devices that, when clogged, start to whistle. So this is effectively an “alarm” that tells you […]

December 18th

How To Install A Timer For Your Pool Pump

When it comes to saving both money and energy around your home, installing a a new timer for your pool pump can be a great way to do just that. It’s not as complicated as you might think and the savings can be significant. Just follow these easy steps to learn how to install your […]

December 13th

How To Test The Voltage Of Your Dryer’s Outlet

Having trouble getting your clothes dry while using your dryer? It could be that your dryer isn’t receiving the proper amount of electricity to perform the task, and as a result, you could be spending more money on your monthly electric bills. But how does one know whether or not that’s the case? It’s actually […]

December 11th

How To Measure Your Attic’s Insulation

A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to be sure that your attic is insulated properly. Did you know that a properly insulated home can save roughly 20% of a homes annual heating and cooling costs? Its true. Thankfully, measuring your attics insulation is a very straight forward and […]

December 10th

How To Use A Watt Meter

You can use a watt meter to determine how much power appliances and other electronic devices are using around your home. This article will show you how, but with the caveat that some appliances, like refrigerators and Window Air Conditioners cycle through phases. The watt meter only provides a snapshot of electricity use at the […]

December 8th

How To Use Your Washer And Dryer More Efficiently

Your laundry room represents one of the biggest opportunities for saving water, energy and money in your home, and doing so is easier than you might think. It’s not that you use your washer and dryer, it’s how you use your washer and dryer that matters the most. Today’s washers and dryers have a variety […]

December 5th