NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY

A smart way to pay for energy-saving updates

The tenth of January marks the annual observance of National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, and it’s a great time to take a closer look at your home and see what you can do to lower your energy costs.

Some changes are easy and cost very little to make. For example, lowering your thermostat by just one degree can reduce your heating costs by as much as 3 percent, according to the Energy Department. Caulking your windows can reduce drafts that let heat escape and bring cold air in. During the summer months, using window coverings in rooms that receive the most sunlight can cut your air conditioning costs. Continue reading

8 Energy-Saving Tips for Spring

8 energy savings tips article

The time is ripe to prepare your home for warmer months.

The weather is warming. Wildflowers are blooming. Trees are sprouting new leaves, and people are swapping coats and scarves for shorts and colorful dresses.

There’s no doubt about it – spring is in the air. And with a new season comes a new opportunity to re-evaluate your home-energy usage and prepare for warmer months. To help kick off your eco-friendly home makeover, here are eight tips to curb your energy use and ultimately save you money this spring. Continue reading