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Woman wearing mask while using cleaning supplies
May 3, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
That "new smell" from furniture, cars, carpet, and paint, is called off-gassing, and can be harmful.
Graphic showing how much energy Vermont homeowners have saved through Efficiency Vermont
April 18, 2018
Efficiency Vermont, Guest Poster
Efficiency Vermont offers an incentive-based program to improve insulation, air sealing, and heating and ventilation systems in homes.
Recommended locations for carbon monoxide detectors, including in bedrooms and hallways
April 12, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
Though not expensive, a CO alarm or monitor is one of the most important home purchases you can buy.
Dining room table, chairs, and energy efficient window
April 5, 2018
Katie Laird, Guest Poster
Here are some simple, creative, and effective ways to harness alternative energy in your home.
Sun shining over Virginia meadow
March 29, 2018
LEAP, Guest Poster
Virginians can save money by taking advantage of tax incentives, utility company programs, green mortgages, and more.
BPI Certified Professional adding batts of insulation to an attic
March 21, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
You may qualify for help with the cost of energy upgrades through the WAP.
Graphic of California energy upgrades
March 15, 2018
EUC, Guest Poster
Energy Upgrade California (EUC) provides incentives and rebates of up to $5,500 for home performance upgrades.
Man in full coverage hazard suit removing lead paint from windowsill
March 6, 2018
Robert Kociecki, Guest Poster
Everyone has heard of these common home hazards: lead paint, radon, asbestos, and mold. But when you're house shopping, are they deal breakers?
Hand changing the temperature on the thermostat
March 1, 2018
Jeremy O'Brien
Programmable thermostats can be a simple way to save on utility costs while maintaining home comfort.
February 20, 2018
PSO, Guest Poster
Subtract worry and doubt from the equation by performing several projects at once with PSO in Oklahoma.
February 15, 2018
Eric Murrell, Guest Poster
A few smart purchases can actually help you lower your carbon footprint as they raise your quality of life.
February 8, 2018
Focus on Energy, Guest Poster
Focus on Energy provides incentives of up to $2,250 for energy-efficient upgrades through its Home Performance Program.
February 1, 2018
Cristina Miguélez, Guest Poster
Use the smart strategies described in this blog post to ensure your heating bills stay reasonable this winter.
January 25, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
Perhaps you don't have the budget to upgrade your fridge right now, but there are other smaller steps you can take to limit the energy usage, starting today.
January 11, 2018
Mass Save, Guest Poster
Whether you're a homeowner, renter, or landlord, the Sponsors of Mass Save offer rebates, tools, and tips to help all types of homes save energy year-round.
January 4, 2018
Jay Murdoch, Guest Poster
On a summer vacation to Ireland last year, my wife, daughter, and I encountered carbon monoxide.
December 18, 2017
Cristina Miguélez, Guest Poster
Read this post to learn about five ways that you can perform the necessary maintenance to keep you and your family safe this winter.
December 14, 2017
Frank Lee, Guest Poster
Cold, frosty mornings are a great time to assess your attic's thermal fitness and compare it with other homes in your neighborhood.
December 6, 2017
MN Commerce Department
Minnesota incentivizes homeowners to save energy with utility, loan, and weatherization assistance programs.
November 29, 2017
Katie Laird, Guest Poster
No matter how often you make sure to dust your home from top to bottom, you are likely missing a few crucial areas where those pesky mites are hiding.

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