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Window Coatings can Lower Your Energy Bill

Windows play an important role in our homes. They provide us with natural light and serve as a connection to the outside environment.  Windows, on average, account for about 15% of our home wall space.  Windows are also one of the primary culprits when it comes to home energy inefficiency.  While caulking around windows is […]

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Lowering Electricity Bills with LED Lighting

Lighting reigns supreme among the many benefits of electricity. From illuminating our homes to extending our productivity beyond the confines of daylight, lighting is a necessity.  In fact, lighting accounts for 15% of all electricity used in our homes and businesses.  We are all familiar with the changes in home lighting technologies.  A trip to […]

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Squeezing Value from Winter Heating

There is no shortage of advice on when it comes to saving energy during the winter months. Utility bill inserts and home improvement store advertisements bombard us every fall with tips on getting our homes ready for the winter.  Some of the recommendations reflect major investments like window replacements and upgrading to more efficient heating […]

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Lower Electric Bills with Ecobee Thermostat

For decades, mercury switch thermostats controlled residential space heating and cooling.  Over the past 20 years, programmable thermostats became the standard.  These manual interface thermostats allowed consumers the opportunity to optimize their heating and cooling systems by programming different temperature settings based on their work and sleep schedules.  The problem with this technology is that […]

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Are Electricity Bills Increasing?

Along with mortgage/rent payments and food, energy costs are one of the largest home budget items.  With the energy market migrating toward natural gas and renewable energy generation, the question arises as to what is happening to electricity rates. According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), residential electricity rates increased by an […]

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Bright Ideas in Home Lighting

There are few electricity end uses more essential than lighting.  Lighting was the primary driver behind electrification of our homes and businesses.  For decades, however, there were few improvements to lighting technology.  We had a functional, affordable technology that consistently delivered what we desired.  The problem with traditional incandescent lighting technology is its gross inefficiency.  […]

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