How To Locate Air Leaks Inside

First, find obvious drafts and make a list so you can plug later with caulk or weather stripping. (The potential energy savings from reducing drafts in a home may range from 5% to 30% per year). Other places to check for potential airflow: Electrical outlets Switch plates Window frames Baseboards Weather stripping around doors Fireplace dampers Attic hatches Wall- or

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Be Smart. Be Cool. BE PAID!

This post was submitted by Adam, from the Arlington Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE).    Dominion Virginia Power rolled out a Smart Cooling Rewards program that single-family residents can take advantage of. What’s the Smart Cooling Rewards program?  I’m glad you asked. Dominion will pay you $40 a year to let them install a device that cycles your air-conditioning system off during periods of peak demand.  This

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Simple Way to Save on Power Bills

Did you know 30% to 50% of your electricity bill pays for the energy lost through small holes and cracks in your home? This is known as air leakage – and it’s the biggest cause of heating and cooling loss. Cracks are often found around pipes, door frames and electrical outlets. Fortunately, there are some easy fixes for smaller air

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EnduraLED A21 Bulb

EnduraLED A21 Bulb

This new bulb, the EnduraLED A21, from Phillips, will retail for about $40, last 25,000 hours and produce 1100 lumens of light by consuming just 17 watts of electricity. (A standard 75-watt lamp from GE produces 1170 lumens.) Over the life of the lamp, consumers will save $160.

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How to make your gas last longer.

Gas prices are sky-rocketing and with Memorial Day right around the corner, we know you don’t want to miss the annual family picnic at Aunt Genie’s! (Or something like that). So we’ve decided to give you a few pointers on how to reduce the amount of gas you use when traveling, especially now, because every bit counts! Note: Tips courtesty of

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