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Changing Minds to Change Light Bulbs

Q: I am eager for my parents to use less energy in our home. I think it will be an easy way for my family to make an impact […]

Windows: Preserving Character, Comfort & Costs

Q: I’ve been considering replacing the windows in my home. I have heard conflicting information about whether it is wise to replace windows, repair windows or install storm windows.

Finding an Energy Efficient Rental

Q: I am living in a rental home with very high utility bills and plan to move soon. What can I do to make sure my next rental has […]

The Value of ENERGY STAR® Homes

Q: I am eager to downsize and purchase a smaller home. My children have moved out and I plan to retire soon. I’ve encountered a few ENERGY STAR® homes […]

Save Money with Space Heaters

Q: Like a lot of families, our budget is extremely tight this year. My wife lost her job, and we’re really struggling to get by each month. Winter will […]

Making Energy Affordable in Manufactured Homes

Q: I live in a mobile home with extremely high utility bills. What can I do to lower them? A: It is overwhelming to have astronomical utility bills […]

Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Q: I have a baby on the way and am concerned about her room staying adequately warm. Even with our thermostat set to 70 degrees, her bedroom is often […]

Piecing Together a Closed Crawl Space

Q: I’d like to close my crawl space, but I’m not sure where to begin. A company that does pest control and crawl space work gave me a quote […]

Pondering Crawl Space Vents

Q: I would like to replace the raggedy crawl space vents under my home. What kind of replacement vents are best? A: Crawl space vents are those 8-inch-tall, […]

Cleaning Ducts for Health and Savings

Q: Will cleaning the inside of my heating and air conditioning ducts improve the air in my house and save energy? A: Research showing energy savings from duct […]