Home Energy Audits: Save Money and Conserve Energy

Energy Saving Ideas and Tips for Under $50

Tips to save money on your energy bills by getting home energy audits. A home energy audit can be performed for free by a utility company or by a trained, licensed technician for a fee. A technician will walk through your new or older home and help you determine the best way to make your home energy tight.

Tips for Converting Your Attic into Living Space

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Converting your attic to living space is a very ambitious project, but not impossible. The key requirements are that you have enough height to stand and move comfortably, and that you call in design professionals who can detail exactly what needs to be done and how to accomplish it safely and effectively. Following are some basic considerations.

Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for Homeowners

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If you upgraded your home to improve energy efficiency or make use of renewable energy in 2014, you could be eligible for valuable energy efficiency tax credits. Find out what's covered and how to apply for the credits.

Green Power Plan: Combine Standard and Alternative Energy Sources

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Alternative energy sources have the potential to make big contributions to home comfort and overall savings, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon traditional energy sources like electric, gas and oil. A combination of standard and alternative sources is becoming a common solution.