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What is Energy Efficiency?

Do you know what energy efficiency really means? It’s more than just saving energy. Check out our video below to get the complete answer on energy efficiency. Because when NHSaves, we all win!

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Refrigerator Energy Use

  • The DOE publishes minimum energy performance standards for refrigerators and freezers. • New, energy efficient refrigerators have better insulation and more efficient compressors. • New modifications reduce compressor run time, which eliminates extra heat from the compressor. The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) proposed minimum energy performance levels for appliances over the years, […]

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Simple Ingredients for Energy-Efficient Cooking

Home cooking is a great way to make healthy and flavorful meals. The following tips will help you save energy in the kitchen: Use the lowest temperature setting possible. Preheat the oven to the exact temperature required. Preheating is not necessary for foods that cook for several hours. Limit the number of times the oven […]

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Laundry: Reduce Your Energy Load

The average American household washes 300 loads of laundry per year, using about 40 gallons of water for a single load. Washing and drying your clothes more efficiently can reduce your water and energy use significantly. Eight ways to save Clean up with cost-saving laundry strategies: Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. Unless you […]

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Fighting Mold and Mildew in Your Home

Moisture leaks and humidity problems can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause a variety of health problems including allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions. Moisture and humidity can also cause structural damage to your home, such as rot in building materials and the premature failure of paints and finishes; problems […]

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Ductwork: Seal In Energy Savings

  • Over time, ducts can develop leaks, holes, and poor connections. • Ductwork is often hidden in walls and ceilings, so it can often be difficult to repair. • Do not use duct tape; use mastic sealant or metal tape.   Do you have high energy bills, stuffy rooms, or a dusty house? The […]

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Are Hidden Energy Losses Costing You?

Key Points Leaky ducts, failed steam traps and poorly-tuned controls can increase heating and cooling loads. Phantom load and personal appliances waste electricity and reduce overall energy efficiency. With a little investigation, you’ll likely discover these and other hidden sources of energy waste. When it comes to improving energy efficiency, it’s natural to look first […]

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Getting in Tune with LEDs

Key Points Color-tunable LEDs can deliver light in color temperatures ranging from warm to cool. Correlated color temperature (CCT) measures the color temperature of the light emitted from a bulb. Three types of color-tunable products are available: dim-to-warm, white-tuning and full-color tuning. LEDs are well known for their efficiency, long-life, durability and other benefits—but the […]

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