Category: Home Energy Efficiency Tips

8 Home Energy Myths Debunked Posted by Wattson on Feb 14, 2014

Are you searching for ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home? Is bad advice from your friends leaving you wondering where all the savings are? Team up with Wattson, our sleuthing Energy Monster, as he solves the top 8 energy mysteries and uncovers real ways to save. 1. Houses need to breathe so don't over-insulate. Ge...

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Make 2014 the Year Your Home Becomes Energy Efficient Posted by Wattson on Jan 16, 2014

New Year's Day has passed and resolutions have been made, however, it's not too late to add one more to the list: making your home more energy-efficient. Increasing your home's efficiency means you'll save money while being kind to the environment. Almost everyone has room to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, here are four...

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Home Insulation Explained Posted by Wattson on Dec 16, 2013

Insulation is one of the most important tools you have for managing your home's overall comfort and energy consumption. Insulation comes in many different materials and can be installed using several different techniques. Before we look at the different types of insulation, we need a way to compare the effectiveness of one type of ins...

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The Top 9 Ways You Could Save Energy in Your Home Posted by Wattson on Oct 17, 2013

Learning about ways to be friendly to the environment while also being friendly to your wallet is an ongoing project for most homeowners. Beyond the usual ideas of turning off the lights and using programmable thermostats, most of us could use a few dynamic ideas to reduce energy usage in our homes.  1. Seal it up. This is first on the...

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6 Ways To Keep Your Cool Without A/C Posted by Wattson on Jul 15, 2013

Whether it’s a budget constraint or a concern for the environment, enduring a summer in a house or apartment without air conditioning can be a sweltering nightmare in many climates. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that way. There are a lot of ways to keep your residence habitable even in the height of the summer heat without reso...

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Top Energy-Saving Devices for Your Home Posted by Wattson on May 24, 2013

Sometimes saving energy isn't about trimming consumption or cutting back. Sometimes it’s about going shopping! We all know about replacing older, inefficient appliances and consumer products with newer and more energy-conserving models, and on top of that there are also new ideas and new ways of doing things with less energy. Here are...

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Time for Spring Cleaning! Posted by Wattson on Apr 12, 2013

Spring is here, and with it comes the favorite ritual of renters and homeowners, spring cleaning! Time to air out those stuffy upper bedrooms, crack open the vents, beat the carpets and sterilize the fridge, and usher the winter’s accumulated crud out the door. Here are some tips on getting things back to spic and span at the old homest...

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Scrooge-Less Holiday Energy Saving Tips Posted by Wattson on Dec 12, 2012

Whether Christmas or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Festivus, the winter holidays are a time of bright holiday lights, social gatherings…and a big energy bill? We're afraid so. The winter is at its coldest even in Florida, up north commuters are dealing with icey and snowy driving conditions, and most of us put a kilowatt or two worth of regu...

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The Nest – Future of Home Automation Posted by Wattson on Nov 19, 2012

What ever happened to the home automation that movies and television have been promising us since the 1950s? Where is George Jetson’s house? Finally, the first steps are being made in turning these fictions into reality. The Nest has arrived to transform the energy efficiency of our homes. The temperature in our homes is imperati...

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The Top 10 Ways You Could Save Energy in Your Home Posted by Wattson on Aug 14, 2012

Are you ready to see your energy bills deflate and your home become greener without paying thousands of dollars on solar technology? Then consider following these Top 10 Ways You Could Save Energy list to make small changes to improve the energy-efficiency of your home. To find out if your home’s energy leaks sign up for a free energ...

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