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Level-up your cooking game with an energy-efficient stovetop

Level-up your cooking game with an energy-efficient stovetop


When it comes to cooking methods, home chefs of all sorts might have preferences for gas or electric stovetops. But both of those traditional options fall short of the energy efficiency that induction offers. Induction stovetops have already been popularized in Europe, but the efficient, affordable, and elegant method is just starting to gain read more...

Air Purifiers Help Us Breathe Easy While We Stay at Home

Air Purifiers Help Us Breathe Easy While We Stay at Home


A June article from Scientific American highlighted a serious byproduct of coronavirus lockdowns: exposure to indoor air pollution. As outdoor air quality improves (for example, as much as 30 percent reduction  of air pollution in the northeastern U.S.), our added time indoors can increase the levels of volatile organic compounds we’re exposed to. There read more...

5 HVAC Maintenance Tips for a Sustainable Summer

5 HVAC Maintenance Tips for a Sustainable Summer


By: Keith Nordstrom, AJ Heating & Air, Wilson Ratliff and Erin Morgan, Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) Energy-waste and HVAC-related damage to your home can put a damper on summer relaxation. With a little attention to your HVAC maintenance, you can keep your home comfortable and even save money on your utility bills while you read more...

Time on Your Sanitized Hands? Use It to Spring Clean Your Home’s Energy Use.

Time on Your Sanitized Hands? Use It to Spring Clean Your Home’s Energy Use.


Despite how different things are in the world this time around, spring is here again. Though our day-to-day lives have changed in the past few months, stay-at-home order conditions make it even more important to get your home in tip-top shape in preparation for the changing, warmer months ahead. Some of our usual suggestions read more...

Cold Feet? Here’s How to Use Electric Floor Heating Wisely.

Cold Feet? Here’s How to Use Electric Floor Heating Wisely.


Many people love the idea of having warm toes for their first morning bathroom visit. Electric radiant floor heat has become less expensive and easier to install in the last few years, and the popularity has increased for new construction and remodels. People who have radiant floor heat love the luxurious comfort, but learn read more...

It Takes Two: How to Maximize Your Energy Benefits Using Solar and EVs Together

It Takes Two: How to Maximize Your Energy Benefits Using Solar and EVs Together


Thinking about going solar or getting an electric vehicle (EV)? How about both? The price of solar has come down drastically over the past decade, and EVs are becoming cost-competitive with their combustion engine counterparts, especially when you factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance, like oil changes and fuel. When converting over to read more...

Every Valentine’s Rose Has It’s (Energy) Thorn

Every Valentine’s Rose Has It’s (Energy) Thorn


Since the early 1900s, Americans have indulged in Valentine’s Day, and used tokens of romance to express their affection. Roses are undeniably the most popular choice among modern romantics, with at least 250 million cut roses sold annually for the holiday. Before you go finding that perfect red bouquet for your beloved, however, consider read more...

Holiday Gifts for Energy-Efficiency Lovers

Holiday Gifts for Energy-Efficiency Lovers


We know: It’s easy to get behind on holiday gift shopping! Every year, the season of giving feels like it comes a little sooner than the last, and before you know it, you’re scrambling for the perfect last-minute gift idea. Whether your loved one is an efficiency fanatic, or if you’d just like to read more...

Feast Your Eyes on These Energy Saving Tips for Your Holiday Cooking

Feast Your Eyes on These Energy Saving Tips for Your Holiday Cooking


As you prepare for a holiday season filled with food and family, don’t leave energy efficiency on the back burner! The kitchen is a hub of energy-hogging appliances. Whether you’re in the market for new kitchen appliances, or just need some best-practice tips for minimizing energy waste during the holidays, here are some tips read more...

Moisture and Mildew and Mold, Oh My! How Moisture Management Can Combat Microbial Growth.

Moisture and Mildew and Mold, Oh My! How Moisture Management Can Combat Microbial Growth.


In addition to the discomfort it creates in your home, high indoor humidity can lead to harmful microbial growth. Microbial growth – often referred to as mildew or mold as a catch-all – is a family of fungi that can destroy parts of your home and cause health problems. In its early stages, it read more...