Energy Advice

Window film Q & A
Uses include minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare, creating privacy, reflecting heat inside and more
Hiring an  energy contractor
Before you make home improvements for energy efficiency, get a professional energy audit
Energy-saving HVAC systems
Climate, costs, and technology matter in choosing among the options
Hot options
When purchasing a water heater, size and energy factor rating matter
Leaky doors
Fixing or replacing them can improve energy efficiency
Shade for savings
Strategic plantings can prune your electric bill
Lighting outdoor spaces
Keep energy costs in focus when selecting lighting for entertaining and security
In the kitchen
Heat up your energy savings with these cooking tips
Taming “phantom loads”
Control energy used by appliances and electronics that stay on even when not in use