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Top Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Home Electronics

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We could all use a little bit of the 1989 lifestyle now and then—especially when it comes to home electronics. For sustainable living that will make you feel good, think about how you can (at least metaphorically and temporarily) cut the cord. Try unplugging electronics and going screen-free with your family. You may be surprised at what you all get out of it! Check out the many ways you can go green with your home electronics, including using rechargeable batteries and recycling electronics responsibly.


The digital age …who can really remember life before the internet anyway, right? But maybe it’s worth a shot now and then. Try going screen-free for a day: turn off the TVs, computers, phones and other electronics, go for a walk or bike ride—and while you’re out, unplug all your electronics and appliances.

Wait! Don’t throw your batteries and electronics in the trash … make sure you recycle them properly or choose rechargeable batteries instead. Speaking of going digital, dump the paper. Junk mail? No. E-billing? Yes!

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How to save on electric bill with an AC (simple tweaks and maintenance tips)

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How to save on electric bill with an AC (simple tweaks and maintenance tips)

This video gives you some simple maintenance tips and tweaks that will help you save energy and cut down on your electricity bill.
By the way, the outdoor fan motor of this particular LG AC is sealed, its safe even if it gets wet and please UNPLUG YOUR AC FROM WALL OUTLET BEFORE CLEANING IT.

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Tips to save energy and help the environment

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It’s easy being green – Watch Sasha reduce her family’s electricity use and cut down on unnecessary waste by making small changes around the home.

Watch our tips on practical things you can do to lower the cost of your energy bill, while staying warm and comfortable at home. For more energy advice, visit
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Saving Energy Around The Home – Energy Efficiency Tips

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This video was part of an energy efficiency awareness campaign that we collaborated on in 2010. These simple, low cost, energy saving tips are still as relevant as ever. For more information see our website:

Clothes Dryer Energy Efficiency Tips

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Keep your clothes dryer running efficiently with our handy tips. You will also reduce your risk of starting a fire.
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Data centers provide mission-critical computing functions vital to the daily operation of top U.S. economic, scientific, and technological organizations. These data centers consume large amounts of energy to run and maintain their computer systems, servers, and associated high-performance components—up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centers. And as more information comes online, data centers will consume even more energy.

Data centers can become more energy efficient by incorporating features like power-saving “stand-by” modes, energy monitoring software, and efficient cooling systems instead of energy-intensive air conditioners. These and other efficiency improvements to data centers can produce significant energy savings, reduce the load on the electric grid, and help protect the nation by increasing the reliability of critical computer operations.

National Grid: Home Energy Saving Tips

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In this episode of the On the Job series, Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Dr. Energy Saver, walks us through the many ways they made a typical cape house more energy efficient.

This cape had poor attic insulation and serious air leakage, which increased the homeowner’s energy bills and caused serious ice damming problems during the winter. As the snow melted on the roof, a ridge of ice forced trapped water to leak into the house. The water damage to the attic and living area raised health and mold concerns. The problem was so significant that during an especially heavy winter storm in the previous year, the homeowner had to climb on the roof and manually break the large ice ridges to keep water from pouring down his kitchen cabinets.

To fix this problem, Dr. Energy Saver completely air sealed the attic to keep heated air in the living space from leaking into the attic. The bathroom fans that were venting into the attic were fitted with ducts to vent to the outside, thus preventing all the air and moisture from leaking into the attic space.

Cape style homes like this one usually have a knee wall space. It is a small space created at the angle between the roof and the floor. A knee wall is usually a big source of energy waste. So the next step was to insulate and air seal the knee wall using a special type of rigid foam board insulation called SilverGlo™, which is lined with a radiant barrier to help conserve heat.

The last step was to insulate the attic, which was originally insulated with a thin layer of fiberglass batt insulation, which measures way below the R-60 value recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy for attics in that region. Besides having insufficient R-Value, fiberglass insulation does not stop air flow.

To insulate this attic, Dr. Energy Saver chose TruSoft™ cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation is basically recycled newspaper that’s treated with borax to prevent pest infestation and mold growth, and fire retardants which give the material an excellent fire safety rating. Cellulose insulation is denser than blown fiberglass and has a higher R-Value of 3.7 per inch. A layer of 17 inches was blown into the attic, with special attention to rafter bays and small cavities created by typical cape style architectural features.

This cape is now ready for winter. The homeowner has a more comfortable house, and his energy bills are much lower. To learn more about ways to save energy in your home, stay tuned for more episodes of Dr. Energy Saver’s On The Job series, or call one of our certified energy conservation technicians for a home energy audit!

182. Top 10 Energy Efficiency Tips for your home

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Green Energy Futures follows Jeff as he does an EnerGuide for Homes audit on Brian and Laura Finley’s 1956 home. It’s all part of assembling our Top 10 Energy Efficiency Measures for your home! Knowing where you are losing energy really helps you make good decisions about where to save energy. Come along on the tour and check out our Top 10 list: Also see blog, CKUA podcast and more:

182. Top 10 Energy Efficiency Tips for the Home

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