Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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Home, Home on the Range Hood

Author: Dave Brook
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November 01, 1997

Exhausting heat and moisture in the summer can keep a house cooler and reduce air conditioning costs. And running a fan whenever someone is cooking will eliminate most water vapor, grease, and combustion products from the kitchen. [continue reading]

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The Rage for Aquaria

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September 01, 1997

Residential energy auditors often dismiss or overlook aquaria in their assessments. Yet nearly one in every 12 households owns at least one aquarium. [continue reading]

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Pulling the Plug on Leaking Electricity

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July 01, 1997

Electronics manufacturers have been producing an increasing number of products, such as TVs, VCRs, and compact audio systems, that do not have a true off switch. [continue reading]

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Power Factors Revealed

Author: Paul Brule
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May 01, 1997

When it comes to power, not all electrical appliances are created equal. To find out how much power an appliance consumes, energy auditors occasionally multiply line voltage by the current reading obtained from a clamp-on ammeter. [continue reading]

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Revolution, Not Agitation: A New Spin on Clothes Washing

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November 01, 1996

For years, Europeans have used small, water-conserving, energy-efficient washing machines. But most washer manufacturers serving the United States haven't bothered trying to sell them here. [continue reading]

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"Off" is a Three-Letter Word

Author: Michael Lamb
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July 01, 1996

The term "off" can be a relative one. Over the past few years, there have been several scientific studies showing power is used by appliances that are turned "off." [continue reading]

How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

Kurt Jacobson

How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

Do you know that, according to the DOE, the United States uses up energy worth nearly a million dollars every ...

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

Paul Kazlov

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

The different types of windows homeowners might consider may include wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Most people think that wood is ...

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