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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Stop Infiltration, Start Saving

Faulty seals, cracks, penetrations, holes, and more can all contribute toward infiltration increasing our energy bills. Cables lines, telephone wires and dryer vents are just a few of the many penetrations a home can have. At each instance it is important to make the openings airtight to keep warm air from getting inside in the

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Cool Off in the Kitchen

Next to HVAC systems, appliances can be some of the largest energy users in the home. Appliances can also add to the cooling load in a home, especially in the kitchen. For example, using your stove during the hottest hours of the day will make your HVAC system work harder to cool the home. Here

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