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Wondering if Home Energy Efficiency Updates Are Worth It? Here’s How Much They Might Save You

Wondering if Home Energy Efficiency Updates Are Worth It? Here’s How Much They Might Save You

By Aly Yale / December 30, 2020
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Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t just help the environment — it also helps your wallet. Energy-efficient upgrades can reduce the amount of water, gas, electricity, and other utilities your home uses significantly. In some cases, they can even qualify…

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6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Their Energy Bills This Winter

6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Their Energy Bills This Winter

By Tara Mastroeni / December 3, 2020
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Winter is right around the corner. For many homeowners, that often means enduring a season of surprisingly-high energy bills. However, there are steps that you can take to keep your energy bills as low as possible. With that in mind,…

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Man holding a lit light bulb: Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency with These 8 Small Changes

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with these 8 Small Changes

By Aly Yale / September 12, 2019
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Recent data shows that LEED-certified green homes are on the rise. And with the savings they offer, it’s no wonder why. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED-certified homes save owners anywhere from 20 to 30% on their energy…

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7 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool (And Cut Your Energy Bill) This Summer

By Aly Yale / June 3, 2019
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The hottest season of the year is almost upon us and for homeowners, it’s a time we all dread. Not only are our homes less comfortable and harder to cool, but it also means a significantly higher energy bill as…

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11 Smart Ways to Trim Your Utility Bills

By Aly Yale / March 4, 2019
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Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes sunnier weather, longer days and, for us homeowners, heftier energy bills as a result. Fortunately, sky-high energy costs don’t have to be a given. If you take a few precautionary…

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The 8 Most Common Unexpected Costs of Homeownership (and How to Prepare!)

By Aly Yale / January 29, 2019
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If you’re on the hunt for a home, you’re likely well aware of listing prices, down payments, and maybe even closing costs. But as expensive as those all are, they’re not the end of your homeownership costs. In fact, they’re…

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What to Expect from a Professional Energy Audit

By Tim Coutis / August 23, 2018
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An energy audit is conducted by public utility companies or independent private-sector specialists. Make sure you choose an auditor who’s been certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Note…

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