Home Energy Usage

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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

Solar Contest: Win a $16,000 Solar System, No Strings!

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the latest and greatest craze in the energy market is sweeping the nation and it just might be the answer that we’ve been looking for! That’s right folks, I’m talking about the world being powered by the sun. But wait, hasn’t the sun been powering the planet for […]

December 2nd

A Quick Guide To Ballasts: Electric vs. Magnetic

When it comes to making your home more energy efficient one of the places you’re not likely to look is at your ballasts. While it might be a bit obscure, it’s still a valid way of reducing your homes energy consumption. To help you get a better understanding of what a ballast actually is and […]

November 24th

How To Flush Your Hot Water Tank

Your hot water tank represents one of the biggest opportunities for both money and water savings in your home. Literally every gallon of warm or hot water you use throughout your home will pass through it at some point and as a result your unit will require periodic maintenance. Fortunately, maintaining your hot water tank […]

November 21st