Shower vs. Iron

Recently at the Connect 2015 Conference an attendee shared a pro-traveler tip: “When you don’t want to iron, give your clothes a steam bath in the shower and the wrinkles fall out. Someone tell Alan Shedd to calculate the energy efficiency of ironing vs. the shower method.” So, not to disappoint, Alan responded with the

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5 Tips to Spring into Summer

Spring is the perfect time to begin saving energy around the home.  By taking advantage of the mild weather, you can make the improvements needed to transition from the cold winter.  Here are five ways to spring into summer. 1. Replace your air filter. Replacing a dirty, clogged air filter allows your system not to

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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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