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Weatherize to Save Energy

Weatherization (also commonly known as weatherproofing) can make your home more comfortable while lowering your electricity usage and costs this winter. Follow the eight easy steps below to prepare your home for the coming winter.   1. Perform an energy audit: An energy audit will help you to find out where you’re wasting energy. It […]

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Top 9 Energy Efficient Laptops Ranked

Did you know Americans spend over $2 billion dollars a year in energy costs just to power their laptop computers?  So finding an energy efficient brand could help put a dent in energy use. There are so many laptop options out there and they are changing  updating all the time it can be hard to […]

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Energy efficiency should be seen as ‘another fuel’

Energy efficiency could be the immediate solution to higher energy demand, while renewable energy sources were being considered for long-term energy sustainability, energy experts said on Wednesday. Global energy industry players attending the Power and Electricity World Africa conference in Johannesburg said South Africa should focus on energy efficiency as “another fuel” that can be […]

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Cooling Your House Without Electricity

Long time readers may remember when I wrote about two different ways you could heat your home or garage without using electricity. There was the heater made from soda cans and an old window and these solar heaters that were installed on the sunny side of my house, both of which worked really well providing […]

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Eco-friendly Internet: Black Google… Go Blackle!

How is Blackle saving energy? Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy. Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search. Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. “Image displayed is primarily a function of the user’s […]

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10 Ways to Reduce Energy Use and Costs in Your Building

Here are 10 ways you can reduce your energy usage and costs without sacrificing comfort or building functionality. 1. Assess how your building consumes and wastes energy. Conduct regular energy audits to determine what condition your equipment is in and how it is performing. These audits will show where and how energy is being wasted […]

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How to Save Energy by eliminating Phantom Loads

You might not know it, but there’s an invisible thief which may be stealing your energy and boosting your energy bills. As long as they’re plugged in, all electronic devices – anything with a clock, timer, adaptor, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. Since most homes […]

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