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As Summer Heats Up, New Room AC Standards Will Help Cut Cooling Costs

June 2, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Summer Cooling Costs

New energy-efficiency standards for room air conditioners went into effect June 1 – just in time to help save on summer AC bills. These standards will save Americans money this summer, and were set at levels agreed to jointly by efficiency advocates, manufacturers, and consumer groups.[read more]

Utility Not Required: EnergyHub Saves 6% on Summer Electricity Bills

June 1, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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EnergyHub and Home Energy Savings

Utilities are getting very excited about the current generation of smart thermostats that customers are buying from big-box stores and HVAC dealers. And a growing body of research has shown evidence that there’s a very good reason for the excitement.[read more]

Spring Energy Fix: Lower Your Bills with LED Light Bulbs

April 2, 2014 by Peter Lehner

LEDs and Lower Bills

Spring is here at last, bringing relief from a seemingly endless winter and the painfully high energy bills that went along with it. Not needing to turn on the heat is a surefire way to bring down your energy costs. Another simple fix you might want to try this spring is upgrading your light bulbs.[read more]

Cold Winters Bring High Energy Bills, and a Need for More Energy Efficient Homes

March 11, 2014 by Peter Lehner

We can reduce the sting of high winter energy bills by making our homes more energy efficient, and stay just as warm using far less energy. Energy efficiency improvements, such as sealing ducts, tuning up equipment, and installing better insulation, can slash home energy use by about a third.[read more]

Three Ways You Could be Getting Overcharged on Utility Bills

February 21, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

There are over 150 cost components to every utility bill, which means there are 150 opportunities for an error to pop-up on your statement. If you have ever had the feeling that your business was being overcharged, or you’ve found a figure that just doesn’t look right, you might be correct.[read more]