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November 13, 2017
An image of a air source heat pump in the snow
3 Advantages to Cold Climate Heat Pumps
Air-source heat pumps are now capable of delivering heating even in cold regions such as New England and the upper Midwest.
November 8, 2017
A woman looks at a checklist with a water heater in the background.
4 Do-It-Yourself Projects Saving You Money on Energy Bills
These 4 do-it-yourself projects will help you prepare for cold days ahead and save you money on your energy bills.
October 30, 2017
A man, in a full suit and mask works to weatherize a home.
Get Weatherization Assistance in 3 Easy Steps
Apply for weatherization assistance in 3 simple steps to save money on your energy bills.
October 26, 2017
A graphic of a house that demonstrates the health benefits of the Weatherization Assistance Program
3 Health Benefits to Weatherizing Your Home
By simply weatherizing their home, Americans can not only reduce their energy bills, but also improve their health in the process.
October 3, 2017
Photo of a home with a residential photovoltaic system installed on the roof.
Solar for Everyone! Find What Works for You
Whether you rent or own your home, there is a residential solar option that can work for you.
October 2, 2017
A picture of a house with the words Home Energy Score written below
What is a Home Energy Score?
A Home Energy Score allows home owners, buyers and renters to compare information about a home's energy use across the housing market.
September 27, 2017
picture of a connected thermostat in a person's hand.
4 Ways to Upgrade Your Home with Clean Energy Technologies
Thanks to new technology, there are a number of ways to upgrade your home, and, in some instances, even improve its value.
August 30, 2017
Electric cars charging in a parking lot.
4 Tips for Traveling In … Your Electric Car
Taking your first road trip in a plug-in electric car? Don’t sweat it. Traveling can be a breeze with a little planning.
August 1, 2017
ground source heat pump
5 Things You Should Know about Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps can heat, cool, and even supply hot water to a home by transferring heat to or from the ground.
July 24, 2017
Stay Cool and Save Money All Summer Long
Tips to beat the heat and save money all summer.
June 14, 2017
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Energy Saver Announces New Brand Identity
The new identity and logo helps individuals and homeowners more easily find energy- and money-saving information.
June 12, 2017
Map showing alternative fueling stations across the United States.
Online Tools Help You Save Energy and Money
Online tools and calculators to help you save energy and money.
May 8, 2017
A simple tally of the number and types of lightbulbs in your house can prepare you for a trip to the lighting aisle. | Photo courtesy of Allison Casey
Preventing Confusion in the Lighting Aisle Starts with Planning

Tally the number and types of lightbulbs in your house to prepare for a trip to the lighting aisle.

January 4, 2017
You can cut wasted electricity used for lighting by as much as 30% when you replace manual light switches with occupancy or vacancy sensors.
Congratulate Yourself on Achieving One Easy Energy-Saving Resolution

Energy Saver encourages you to take one easy energy-saving step in 2017, and then feel good about having achieved it for the rest of the year.

November 29, 2016
Home insulation products, including batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, rigid boards, expanding spray, and pour-in-place insulation, can qualify for a tax credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500, if you completed the installation in 2016.
These 13 Home Energy Tax Credits Expire in 2016

At the end of 2016, the clock runs out on several federal tax credits for homeowners who made energy upgrades during the year.

October 7, 2016
Replace your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with ENERGY STAR models to save $75 per year.| Photo courtesy of Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
How Much Can You REALLY Save with Energy Efficient Improvements?

Several small home energy-saving projects can add up to big savings. Start your Energy Action Month to-do list today!

August 11, 2016
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Reducing Vehicle Idling Time at School Helps Kids—and Parents—Breathe Easier

Car idling reduction campaigns can have a healthy impact on air quality at your children's school.

July 27, 2016
Solar homes are being sold across the country, but they can be hard to find and compare. Teams from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Elevate Energy are working to ensure that solar is properly represented in multiple listing services. | Photos courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Namaste Solar Electric, and Decker Homes
Shopping for a Solar Home Made Easy — SunShot and the Future of Solar Home-Buying

Solar homes are being sold across the country, but they can be hard to find and compare. Teams from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and...

July 26, 2016
There are a lot of misconceptions about residential solar. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
5 Common Myths About Residential Solar

The amount of solar connected to the grid has grown exponentially in the past several years, and with all of this interest and so much information...

July 25, 2016
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SunShot Programs Bring Solar Energy Basics to Real Estate Pros

Recent research shows that adding solar to your home — much like renovating the kitchen or finishing the basement — can boost your home's value and...

July 21, 2016
Prepare to keep yourself--and your pets--cool, healthy, and comfortable during extreme heat. | FEMA News Photo
Under the (Heat) Dome: Staying Cool and Efficient on the Hottest Days

Be safe, comfortable, and efficient during extreme heat waves with these tips from Energy Saver and Ready.gov.

July 21, 2016
5 Quick Ways to Save Energy on Home Cooling

It’s hot out there! Here are a few tips you can save energy and stay cool on summer days.

June 8, 2016
These examples of building integrated photovoltaic panels are like solar eye candy. All images from U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Solar Panel Design Ideas for Your Home

Solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) systems are now available in shingles, skylights, shades, and other innovative designs.

May 6, 2016
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Top 5 Tips from Clean Energy Moms for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day approaching, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) polled 20 clean energy moms on their top five tips to...

May 4, 2016
Plugging in an electric car is so easy that my 3-year-old can do it.
I Love What My Electric Car Does—and Does Not Do

Energy Saver blogger Alexis Powers answers common questions about how her all-electric car works.