Energy Sense

Appliance upgrades

Compare labels, calculate operating costs when considering buying new items

When your A/C conks out

Choose a good contractor and weigh the quotes

Lighting outdoor spaces

Keep energy costs in focus when selecting lighting for entertaining and security

Sizing up storm doors

A variety of options to meet ventilation and budget needs

Geothermal heat pumps

They provide heating and cooling advantages

Cool roofs

In warm climates, cools roofs can pay for themselves in energy savings

In the kitchen

Heat up your energy savings with these cooking tips

Energy-efficient landscaping

Smart tree placement can lower your electric bill and increase comfort year-round

Maintain a clean fireplace for winter safety

Professional inspections and regular maintenance can prevent chimney fires — and save lives.

Electric water heaters

Tips to boost the efficiency of older electric models

Leaky doors

Fixing or replacing them can improve energy efficiency

The importance of insulation

Determining the amount is the key to energy savings

Sealing in savings

How to insulate an attic access cover

How low can your thermostat go?

Balancing comfort and savings