We're passionate about energy saving products. Here's our guide to some of the best products in the industry.
The average American household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills. Nearly half of that goes to heating and cooling. Programmable thermostats are one of the most effective and least expensive tools to combat this cost. Not only do they save money; they reduce energy use and greenhouse gases and add considerable convenience and comfort to your home.
Timers are an inexpensive way to save money and electricity--they aren't just for empty houses anymore; today's high-tech dimmable lighting needs high-tech dimmer switches to match. Give your memory and your utility bill a break by using smart controls and switches throughout the house and even outside.
Today's efficient lighting options range from the new generation of CFL and LED bulbs that stay cool and glow warm, to holiday strings, solar outdoor lights, headlamps and more. Find energy-efficient lighting solutions that make our houses glow just the way we like them to, when we want them to, without stealing our pocket money. Lighting Buyers Guide Easy Switch. Beautiful change. Making the move to energy-smart lighting. What’s the problem with those good old “I’ve got an idea!”-shaped incandescent bulbs? Plenty, it turns out. For starters, they are hot heads. They are expensive, because...
Smart power strips automatically turn off electricity to all the things you don't need--when you turn off your TV, a smart power strip turns off power to DVD players, home theater components, cable boxes, game consoles and so on. When you're not using your computer, have it turn off your monitor, speakers, and all the other gizmos you don't need. Save electricity, save energy, save your electronics!
Air Sealing Buyer's Guide Use the right tools. Do the job once.You could be losing almost a third of the energy in your home through cracks, gaps and holes in your interior and exterior walls, around your windows and in your ceiling. Air sealing has never been more important or safer to do yourself, and the payoff is huge. If you use the right tools, caulking and foaming are remarkably easy to do. It will probably take you less than a weekend to fill all the gaps and holes within reach, even if there are a lot of them. We're confident that you can get the job done safely, as sealants now...
How clean is your air? We know that the quality of the air we breathe is crucial to our health, and yet we tolerate some of the worst pollutants in our living rooms. Start here to find the fans and air cleaners that keep your house comfortable and safe simply, and without a fuss. Lose the allergens. Wave off dander. Take a deep breath.