Taking the Home Energy Scoring Tool a Step Further

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) puts a great deal of focus and concern into the area of weatherization. An abundant amount of recovery act funding went towards weatherization and in return the reduction of energy consumption. In an attempt to make the auditing and assessing aspect of weatherization readily available and understood by both … Continue reading

Combining Conservation and Efficiency

Saving energy comes in many shapes and forms. It presents itself in two ways, conservation and efficiency. Conservation is the act of turning off the lights when they aren’t in use or unplugging unused devices. Efficiency comes in many forms, and can include lighting, insulation, appliances and many other options. By itself each of these … Continue reading

Energy Efficiency for Renters

Energy efficiency has been something targeted towards home owners; unfortunately, for a third of Americans who rent their homes many of these upgrades are out of reach. Although landlords may not mind if you make energy efficiency improvements the motivation to improve a rental is low, in addition some landlords may not even let their … Continue reading

Energy Awareness Affects Utility Bill Charges

The standard home electric bill can be very illusive and hard to understand. It doesn’t provide the user with very much information besides what to pay. Some utility companies will average data out for users, trying to give them an idea of their usage. Some will show comparisons from month to month, average monthly temperatures … Continue reading

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