Out With the Mold

Q: I fear I’m starting to see signs of mold in my home. Why me? Where did it come from? What’s the best way to handle it before it becomes […]

Smart Speaker Connections

Q: I received a smart speaker as a gift, but I’m not familiar with the technology. How can I use it to make my home smarter, and can it help […]

Uncharted Water (Heaters)

Q: When I followed last month’s advice and insulated my water pipes (“Winterization Tips for Energy Savings”), I noticed that my water heater is getting up […]

Upgrading Heat Pump Efficiency

Q: We have a heat pump that has served us well, but as we start gearing up for winter, I’ve been wondering about the latest and greatest in the technology.

Back to School Energy Savings

Q: My kids recently returned to school, and I want to manage this adjustment along with my energy bill. What are things I should keep in mind? A: Some of the biggest […]

Backup Power Options

Q: With summer storm season here, I want to be as prepared as possible in case my power goes out. With new backup power options seeming to come to the marketplace […]

‘The Ceiling is the Roof’ for Home Upgrades

Q: I’ll be replacing my damaged roof soon and was wondering if I might be able to knock out other home improvement projects at the same time. How might […]

Sprinkling Energy Savings in the Garden

Q: One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start my own garden and take better care of my yard. What are some energy considerations to keep in mind […]

Warm Clothes Wherever You Go

Q: I enjoy working and spending time outdoors and was fortunate enough to receive a heated jacket for the holidays. I had never seen a jacket with a battery […]

Caring for Animals and Pets, Efficiently

Q: We currently own a dog, a cat and a few chickens. We’re thinking about expanding our small backyard farm and adding a few more animals. What are some […]