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Restored Energy Tax Credits: A Nice Little Something for Homeowners in the Fiscal Cliff Deal

There’s good news to come out the fiscal cliff deal for homeowners looking to retrofit their existing homes with more efficient HVAC equipment or install high-efficiency systems in their new homes. The 25C energy tax credits, which expired at the end of 2011, are back on for heating and cooling equipment, as well as water-heating systems. Take upgrades a step further and you can get tax credits for upgrades to the home’s structure. Find out what equipment and materials qualify for the credits, and the general guidelines you must follow.


Energy Vampires Are Real, But Beatable

Compared to the energy consumption of some other home systems like your furnace, standby energy is relatively minor; however, taking action to control how much standby power is consumed can net you some real savings in energy dollars over the course of a year.


Planning For Geothermal? The First Step Is To Evaluate Your Site

Geothermal energy utilized by ground-source heat pumps doesn’t actually produce heat. Instead, it transfers household heat to or from a consistent heat exchange source, usually the ground right under your feet.


Furnace Filters And Efficiency: Sort Through Factors That Influence Savings

The efficiency of your furnace filter affects the comfort level of your home as well as how healthy your indoor air is. Particles such as pollen, dust, dander and mold can all have a great effect on allergy and asthma symptoms. Efficient filters can also help you save money on your energy consumption.


Planning A Late Summer Trip? Program Your Thermostat Before You Go, And Spend Your Savings On Souvenirs

If your family is like many other American families, you’re watching your spending a little more closely these days. But that doesn’t mean you want to do without the things that you’ve always enjoyed, including your much-needed yearly getaway. Finding ways to lower your utility bills can help you have money for your trip and even come home with a little leftover cash. Consider a programmable thermostat.


Landscaping To Boost Your Home’s Insulation

Everyone knows that improving the energy efficiency of your home can lower your monthly utility bills. But did you know that something as simple as landscaping could improve your home’s energy efficiency? Strategically planned landscaping can increase your home’s insulation, thereby helping you keep your heating and cooling costs down.


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