Tips on power usage in North Carolina - Carolina Country

Energy Advice

Energy efficient tips to use at home

Window film Q & A

Uses include minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare, creating privacy, reflecting heat inside and more

Hot options

When purchasing a water heater, size and energy factor rating matter

Shade for savings

Strategic plantings can prune your electric bill

Taming “phantom loads”

Control energy used by appliances and electronics that stay on even when not in use

Sizing up storm doors

A variety of options to meet ventilation and budget needs

Hiring an energy contractor

Before you make home improvements for energy efficiency, get a professional energy audit

Leaky doors

Fixing or replacing them can improve energy efficiency

Lighting outdoor spaces

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

Cooking efficiently

Clever methods help you cut energy costs for holiday meals

Choosing an HVAC contractor

What to look for and expect

Energy-saving HVAC systems

Climate, costs, and technology matter in choosing among the options

In the kitchen

Heat up your energy savings with these cooking tips

The importance of insulation

Determining the amount is the key to energy savings