Tag Archives: appliance

How Water Heaters are Rated

If you are looking at buying a new water heater,  the best way to compare models is by looking at the Energy Factor (EF) rating. If you look for a yellow tag on the side of the water heater, standard … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Star, Heating & Cooling, Rebates, Taxes
Tagged , , , ,
Leave a comment

Where Does My Money Go?

According to EnergyStar.gov, the average annual energy bill for a typical single home is approximately $2,200 and breaks down like the graph below shows. Heating – $638 Cooling – $374 Water Heating – $308 Appliances – $286 (includes refrigerator, dishwasher, … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Star
Tagged , , , , , ,
1 Comment

Refrigeration Tips

Say what you want about your waist line but your refrigerator’s energy usage can be trimmed. So, why not try these simple things and help save energy and money. First make sure your refrigerator and freezer seals fit tightly when … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Savings
Tagged ,
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Energy Star, Rebates, Taxes
Tagged , , , ,
1 Comment

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

Posted in Rebates, Taxes
Tagged , ,
2 Comments

Summer Energy Savings Tips

Summer can be a hot time of year but it shouldn’t burn a hole in your wallet because of a high energy bill. Here are ten tips to help you keep cool this summer while keeping your costs down. Raise … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Savings, Energy Star, Heating & Cooling, Lighting
Tagged , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment