Monthly Archives: July 2010

Caulk and Seal Your Home for Leaks

Air that transfers in and out of the home through cracks, crevices and holes can increase your home’s energy consumption. Here are some helpful tips to help you save energy and money. First, seal around pipe penetrations coming through walls. … Continue reading

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HVAC Tips

Your heating and cooling system equipment runs best when properly maintained. One of the easiest ways to maintain your system is to change your filters on a regular basis. Also having your HVAC system serviced on an annual basis will … Continue reading

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Looking at Replacing Your Clunky Old Washer or Refrigerator?

Well not only would a new ENERGY STAR rated model save you money on your electric bill but you could also score a $250 rebate! Under the federal stimulus act, the government has allocated $300 million to the states and … Continue reading

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I Saved by Creating a School Green Team

In my middle school in Wake Forest, NC, my friends and I were learning about Global Warming, and the endangering of many animal species. When we watched the movie Earth, it broke all of our hearts. So, my best friend … Continue reading

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Landscaping Your Way to Energy Savings

A well-designed landscape not only can add beauty to your home but it also can reduce your heating and cooling costs. Trees and other plants not only look nice, they help shade your home helping reduce cooling costs in the … Continue reading

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Cooling the Bill on Water Heaters

On average, water heating makes up about 14- to 16-percent of a home’s annual energy bill so here are some tips to help you save energy. Make sure your water heater is set to the lowest point, say 120-degrees. For … Continue reading

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Looking for Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits

Consumers who purchase and install specific products, such as energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment in existing homes can receive a tax credit for 30-percent of the cost, up to $1,500, for improvements “placed in service” … Continue reading

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