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27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides, most folks fin…

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10 Helpful Tips for Avoiding Electricity Bill Shock this Winter

Winter is coming, and so are higher electric bills ... egads! Many have already noticed the increase in their electric bills, thanks to rate changes at electric companies. As they do every year, th…

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Is Your Dryer Running Efficiently?

Being a renter, I don't necessarily get a lot of control over my appliances. And recently, the dryer has started acting up, taking longer and longer and longer to dry a load of laundry. I know …

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Could ‘Smart’ Curtains Cut Your Energy Bill?

Have you ever found yourself lying on the couch when the sun changes angle, and suddenly it becomes unbearably hot when before you were just nice and cozy? Imagine being your house, which can't…

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Paris Gives Free Kits to Help Monitor Watt/Water Consumption

By Alex Davies, TreeHugger Considering the impact of smart energy meters on how we use electricity, Sami Grover has argued "it's clear that simple feedback mechanisms can have a huge impact on hou…

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Going Solar: Answers to Common Questions

By Erica Sofrina, Author of Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World Solar energy has been around for decades, but in the past few years it has finally started to take off in…

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Is Your Refrigerator Running… On Too Much Energy?

What’s stuffed full of food and constantly running?  Nice try, but nope, not me... I meant your refrigerator.  Like all things that heat or cool, refrigerators are incredibly power-hungry.  But unlike…

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Is Your Computer Energy Efficient?

I know that my computer has energy efficiency settings.  Yours does, too.  But I almost never mess with them.  For some reason, for a lot of us, messing with the settings is one of those things you he…

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Stop Wasting Energy: Tips for Your TV

When you yourself are running low on energy, you probably turn to your most interesting household friend for a little low-key entertainment.  That's right, I'm talking about your television.  With no …

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10 Ways to Trim Your Waste

January represents a fresh start, a new beginning, a whole new year ahead.  It’s a time when lots of people think about personal growth (education, adventure, creativity)—or reduction (exercise an…

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