December 15, 2013

In these days of soaring energy costs, and concern about the planet's resources, there is no excuse for wasting energy -- yet most of us do so on a daily basis. We keep items turned on when they aren't being used, and let energy out where it does no good. If we can learn the common ways people waste energy in a residential house, we may find ideas for reducing our wastage.

Keeping Clean

December 5, 2013

When a homeowner understands the energy benefits from attic insulation, it is the first step in ensuring the home has what it needs. Adequate attic insulation is an important factor in keeping an HVAC unit from having to work harder to maintain appropriate temperatures in a home. With improved energy efficiency, the residents improve their comfort while reducing utility bills.

How it Works

October 16, 2013


The combination of a blower door and the tools to seal leaks in your house is one of the proven ways to cut down on costly air leakage.
October 16, 2013

The annual chart from DOE/Lawrence Berkeley on where energy comes from and goes.

Ever wonder where our country's energy comes from and goes to? This fascinating map from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory shows in simple graphic terms where we generate energy and how much of it goes to various sectors. One of the fascinating aspects of this is everything you see in gray--"Rejected Energy." What this really means is waste. Particularly in electricity, as much as 2/3 of all the energy created is lost during transmission and via other means before it actually does any work.

May 16, 2013


This advertisement from Allstate demonstrates the importance of water heater safety in the home.

Is Allstate now promoting Home Performance? 

Well, not exactly, but this TV ad nonetheless demonstrates the importance of water heater safety and regularly checking your home's combustion equipment:

February 12, 2012

Halloween is fast approaching, and today, as we continue in our quest to seek and destroy all the vampires in the house, we move on to the kitchen.

Although now particularly well known for its harboring of vampire energy sources, the kitchen does in fact have some standby power sources lurking inconspicuously.

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