Tip of the Month: Laundry

Did you know that 90 percent of the energy used to operate a washing machine comes from using hot water?  A simple switch from hot to cold can save energy and money.  Also, consider air drying or line drying to save even more on your energy bill.  Source: U.S. Department of Energy. Water heating and

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Start Saving This Winter

As national temperatures continue to drop, the demand to heat our homes and offices increases significantly. Save money this winter by making a few New Year’s resolutions to save energy. 1) Door Seals: Cold air can enter into the house through open cracks and gaps from doors, windows and floors. Simple, weather stripping and foam seals will

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Deck the Halls with Lights and Safety

Fa la la la la…Yes, it is time for unraveling lights, stringing garland and flipping the switch with fingers crossed that all the bulbs work.  Decorating season is here, and there is no better time to replace old products, review safety and save energy. There are many options for holiday decorations, especially when it comes

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A Lighting Comparison for the Lighting Revolution

When it comes to selecting a light bulb for the lamp on your table, there are many choices.  The traditional 60-Watt incandescent lamp that produced a warm white glow, got very hot, and burned out frequently is no longer manufactured.  You can still find them on some store shelves but they are fading into the

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LED’s: Right at Home in the Fridge

For years, I wondered whether the light stayed on in the refrigerator when you closed the door.  With the invention of small video cameras, I was able to put that question aside and focus on other important topics.  However, the question of lights in the fridge came up again when I opened the door and

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