Energy Tips

winter wolf

Do you have any tips on how I can save money this winter?

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The sights, smells, and colors are fantastic, but that also means that the weather is changing, and I’ve been spending most of my time cleaning up leaves. Gotta love New England!

I was doing some yard work the other day when a wind picked up and I got a wicked chill, reminding me what we have in store over the next few months. This got me thinking about winter and how I can keep my home both warm and energy efficient.

insulation

For improved energy efficiency, beefing up the insulation in your home is always a great idea as colder weather begins to settle in. Many older homes have traditional fiberglass batt insulation, which can be improved with another layer—especially in the attic. But blown-in insulation also has a lot going for it, including:

home efficiency test

Whether you’re in a new or older home, you can get immediate savings on your cold weather energy budget by checking these key places where heat escapes:

lobster on the grill

Cutting back on energy use is a great way to save money on your summertime energy bill, and easier than you may think:

dishwasher

The low-snow winter and dry spring have made water a precious resource in New England during the warmer weather months. Here are 10 tips for using less water so that there’s more to go around for everyone:

Dimmable LED

Lighting Facts, a labeling program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is designed to ensure that the LED lighting products you’re purchasing meet your expectations for performance.

It’s easy to forget or overlook some of the basics for saving on energy costs around your home. Start the new year ‘green’-er with these five simple tips:

When the weather forecasts are predicting severe conditions, such as high winds or heavy snow, that could lead to power outages, you can be fully prepared in the event the lights go out in your neighborhood:

With the holidays approaching and football season in full swing, you may be considering purchasing a new flat-screen TV, or a larger computer monitor to enjoy your favorite movies.