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Home Weatherization: Save Money and Increase Comfort

Space conditioning is the largest source of energy use in most homes, and air leaks can waste a significant amount of your energy dollars. You can save up to 10 percent on heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable year-round by sealing air leaks. Six low-cost energy-saving measures follow: Windows. Windows are […]

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Attic Insulation: Savings From the Top Down

Adding insulation to the attic is one of the most cost-effective, energy-saving measures a homeowner can make. In addition to reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, attic floor insulation improves comfort by providing even temperature distribution throughout the house. To optimize energy savings and maximize comfort, insulation must be installed properly. […]

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Multi-Tenant Buildings: Making Space for Energy Efficiency

Key Points Investing in energy efficiency increases asset value and makes available space more attractive. A phased approach to efficiency upgrades can help with financing and reduce tenant inconvenience. Optimizing energy savings requires a collaborative effort between property managers and tenants. Maximizing profits is often a primary goal of building owners and managers, so investing […]

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Go Ductless & Help Your Homeowners Save!

Key Points Hybrid-ductless heat pumps are a cost-effective option for heating and cooling. Average savings for seven houses in Tacoma, WA was 2,636 kWh per year. Proper installation and operation is critical for optimum performance. Homeowners want a comfortable house no matter the outside temperature and they also want such comfort at an affordable cost. […]

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Understanding the Basics of Insulation

Insulation is arguably the most important element in achieving energy efficiency in your heating and cooling system and in maximizing home comfort. Primarily, it works to slow the flow of heat or cold through your home’s walls, but it can also have a small impact in sealing outside drafts and air from unheated spaces.   […]

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Will Your Home Pass an Energy Audit?

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is a comprehensive, whole house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort at home, while reducing your energy costs and helping the environment. Learn more here, or start your energy audit here. Based on the assessment, you may be eligible for a 50% incentive, up to $4,000, to help you […]

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Cool Savings: Upgrading Your Refrigerator

Refrigerators keep food fresh, but they can take up as much space on your electric bill as they do in your kitchen. Thanks to modern technology, today’s refrigerators use far less energy than older models. If your unit is at least 10 years old, consider replacing it with a new, high-efficiency product. It’ll help take […]

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Are Your Energy Dollars Going Up in Smoke?

A wood-burning fireplace adds beauty and a comfortable atmosphere, but it’s not an efficient way to heat a home. It can actually increase your winter energy bills! Nearly 90 percent of the heat produced by a wood-burning fireplace is lost through the chimney. Also, an open fireplace pulls in more air than is needed for burning, reducing the […]

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Optimize Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Own a house that does more and works harder for you and your family.  You can save money, increase comfort, and help the environment by improving your home’s energy efficiency. Installing energy-efficient upgrades may be easier than you think. Get started by watching our video below to see how you can optimize your home performance […]

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