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How to save money heating your home this winter

Colleen Tressler
The days are getting cooler — in fact, some parts of the U.S. have already seen snow. Experts report it’s going to be an expensive winter to heat your home, but there are things you can do now to cut

Shopping for Light Bulbs

For years, people chose light bulbs by the watt, learning over time how bright a typical 40-watt or 60-watt bulb looks. But wattage tells you only how much energy a bulb uses — not how bright it is

How To Save Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

More than half of energy used in a typical home goes toward heating and cooling it, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The more energy efficient your heating, ventilation, and air

What To Know When You’re Buying Home Insulation

Regardless of where you live in the country, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Here’s what you need to know when you’re choosing insulation. Insulation

Solar Power for Your Home

If you want to use solar power for your home, you have options. You may be able to buy or lease a system or sign a power purchase agreement. Your choice can affect how much you spend up front and over