How to Use the EnergyGuide Label

Energy Guidance: Appliance Shopping With the EnergyGuide Label If you’ve shopped for appliances, you’ve seen the bright yellow EnergyGuide label. Recently revised so it’s easier to use, the label tells you how much energy an appliance uses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know that the EnergyGuide label … Continue reading

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Warming Up to a New Fireplace

Gas Fireplace Inserts: Pros and Cons Add a gas-burning fireplace insert if you want clean air and the ultimate in convenience. Read Wood-Burning Fireplace Inserts Save Energy Install a wood-burning fireplace insert if you want to keep the magic of a wood fire but make your open fireplace more energy efficient. Read Energy Efficient Fireplaces: … Continue reading

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Energy Savers Booklet

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What You Should Know about Refrigerants When Purchasing or Repairing a Residential A/C System or Heat Pump

DISCLAIMER: EPA seeks to promote energy efficiency and the safe use of ozone- friendly substances, and does not endorse any particular company or its products. Background: Ban on Production and Imports of Ozone-Depleting Refrigerants In 1987 the Montreal Protocol, an international environmental agreement, established requirements that began the worldwide phaseout of ozone-depleting CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). These … Continue reading

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Fact for Consumers – How to Use the Energy Guide Label

Most of us are energy conscious on some level.  Weather that be “turn the water off while you brush”, “close the refrigerator”, “why is every light in the house on” or a related remark we tend to care about wasting energy.  Wasting energy, wastes money and that is the bottom line for the majority.  There is a … Continue reading

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Green Checklist – True Energy & Money Savers

Here are 16 simple, cost-effective ideas in which going green can save you money . These small investments in energy conservation can pay big dividends. 1.Sealing cooling and heating ducts with duct wrap or mastic sealant can save up to 25% on your energy bill. 2.Fix plumbing leaks A single drippy faucet can waste 212 … Continue reading

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Earth911 Newsletter: Composting With Worms, Green Tailgating & More

Week of Nov 01, 2009 I Got Worms! Composting and You A step-by-step guide to starting your own vermicompost system. 6 Steps to Green Your Tailgate Disappointing mid-season record? Tips to revive your football party. Recycling Mysteries: Tires The ins and outs of tire disposal. Could Methane Gas Power Our Homes? Yankees Focus on Sustainability … Continue reading

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