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Five High Tech Tips for Winterizing your Home

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high tech winterize your homeWith the joys of homeownership come the expenses of heating and cooling. Though energy costs continue rising there are various steps owners carry out to keep these expenses from going through the roof. Some of the most popular, cheapest, and effective methods involve caulking around doors and windows, using insulated drapes and wearing warm clothing. Whether families are on a tight budget or not, these five high tech tips for winterizing a home save hundreds of dollars in the end.Read the rest...

Simple Ways to Create an Energy Efficient Home on a Budget

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With utility costs on the rise, many families are looking for simple ways to cut heating and cooling costs in their homes. Creating an energy-efficient home does not have to be expensive. Many modifications are free or cheap. In the long run, you’ll save plenty of money on heating and cooling costs.

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Scientific Discovery Turns Discarded Cooking Oil Into Energy Savings

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In the past building roofs were either a light colored or a dark colored roof. The light colored or "cool roof" was supposed to reflect the sunlight beating down on the structure and keep the building cooler, lowering the energy bill. However, in the winter months the heat escaped which caused a rise in the energy bill. In contrast the dark roof trapped the heat in the summer raising the energy bill, while in the winter the heat was held in lowering the energy bill. In other words either way you were stuck with a high bill at some point. But now there is a end in sight to this dillema.Read the rest...

SavingTools’s Practical Guide to Freezing Efficiently for Food Savings

Did you know that you could save hundreds of dollars a year simply by putting your freezer to work for you? It’s not just about buying extra peas on sale and freezing them. There’s a lot more to it than that. By extending the life of meals, freezing some foods you never thought about, and taking better care of your freezer, you’ll save a bundle on groceries and energy. Read the rest...

7 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat Without Wasting Money on AC

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 The cost of living is constantly rising, and many families struggle just to pay the bills. The summer months, which always see a spike in energy usage, put a further strain on family finances. There is no energy-saving plan that will suit all lifestyles, but there are several ways a family can take energy-saving measures that save both money from the monthly budget and emissions from our eroding climate.Read the rest...

Save $63 with CFL compact fluorescent bulbs

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You've seen them when you're shopping at Home Depot, but haven't picked any up yet, right ? They use 75% less energy, and throw off less heat. Each one you swap will last almost seven years, and save you $9/year. That's $63 for each one you swap out !  While we have a large number of tips for saving energy, very few are as simple as this one.
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Secret to lower bills ? Just ask.

You can save quite a bit just by making a few phone calls and asking. A KCRA reporter was able to lower her bills by $318/year. She was able to secure better rates from her cell phone provider, local newspaper delivery, internet service, as well as her cable television bill.  See the details on KCRA's website. Bob Sullivan, from MSNBC, also noted some similar success with getting credit card interest rates lowered. In his article at msnbc.com, he notes one customer was able to shave 5 percent from his bill.Read the rest...

How to Save Green by Cooking Green - Use Less Cooking Energy

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Cooking is one of those household chores we often do without thinking much about it. Getting it done fast is really what’s at the top of our minds. But if you take the time to think about your cooking habits, you may learn how much energy (and often time) you waste when you mindlessly go through the motions of making supper. There are many ways to save energy while cooking that also save you time.Read the rest...

Don't Forget to Look at Your Heating and Cooling Systems

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It really doesn't matter what type energy saving appliances you use in your home if you don't do something about the costs associated with the air-conditioning or heating system that you have in your house. In fact, the cost of heating and colling accounts for 50% of your energy bill. In light of this fact, a wise consumer will need to know the facts behind what they can do to save money and reduce the cost to themselves over the years. Along with saving money, a person can also do their part in ‘going green’ to limit the emissions that they put out each year into the atmosphere. It's estimated that each year heating and cooling systems in the US will put out over 140,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide into this ever shrinking bubble in which we live. So, we would like to share with you a few tips on how to reduce the emissions that these parts of life put out and save you money along the way.Read the rest...

Save 10 Percent on Your Heating and Cooling Bills With a Programmable Thermostat

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, turning your thermostat back for eight hours a day will save you as much as 10 percent a year in heating and cooling costs. See the DOE website for more details. Since a good entry level programmable thermostat costs only around $25 or so, that means it could pay for itself in the first month you own it.Read the rest...