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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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New water-efficient homes make perfect ‘sense’

Four new homes in Roseville, Calif., earn official WaterSense labeling as part of a program that’s similar to EnergyStar but focuses on home water conservation instead of energy efficiency. I’ve always wondered if the EPA’s EnergyStar for Homes program was a bit lonely and in need of some official, watery company to truly help homeowners […]

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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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