Give Your Swimming Pool–and Your Utility Bills–an Energy-Smart Makeover Six million American homes have swimming pools, which provide a cool alternative to the blazing heat of summer months and a refreshing excuse to put off that lawn work just a little bit longer. Unfortunately, the effort it takes to blow up those rafts isn't the […]
Lighting accounts for 20 to 25 percent of all electricity sold in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With Americans paying eight cents per kilowatt hour, energy-efficient lighting is starting to look very appealing to consumers. And because energy costs can also add up quickly from frequently-used appliances, small changes can equal big-time savings.
Saving Money With Energy-Efficient Fenestration Most of us think we're being energy-conscious when we remember to put up the storm windows in the fall. But just because there are two panes of glass between you and the outside world doesn't mean you're protected against significant energy loss. Window technology has made a lot of progress […]