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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]

Lowering Your Thermostat will Save More than Just Money

February 28, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

You’ve seen it all over websites, you’ve heard it on the news, and you’ve even read it in some magazines. Lowering your thermostat will save you money. Everybody knows that. But what if we told you there are more benefits than just a smaller utility bill? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)[read more]

Five Stunning Small Homes: Would You Live in One?

February 23, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Small Homes

Each summer my little family of four spends 10 days camping in a tent that is about 52 square feet. It is my favorite week of the year. Yet we live in a home that is roughly 1180 square feet. This begs a question: Would we be happier in a smaller home?[read more]