Replacing a home thermostat is a simple, DIY-friendly project for any enterprising homeowner looking to modernize their HVAC system. Usually, it involves little more than removing the old thermostat, making…
Topics about energy efficiency
The US Department of Energy has launched its Energy Savings Hub, to help American consumers in the market for clean energy or energy-efficient products and upgrades keep track of the tax credits and upcoming rebate programs available to them.
Recent comments from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have ignited a fiery national debate over the way we heat our stovetops. While there is little to no chance that stoves fueled by propane or natural gas will ever be outright banned, what alternatives are there?
National nonprofit Rewiring America’s mission is to make electrification simple, and as such has published an online tool to help demystify the tangled web of generous, but confusing, IRA opportunities available to Americans starting next year.
Heat pump water heaters are having a moment. While the technology has been around for years, recent technological advancements and federal incentives have set heat pump water heaters up for mainstream adoption.
One of the largest sources of discomfort and inefficiency in Craighead Electric Cooperative members’ homes is consistently found in the attic access, especially pull-down stairs. They are convenient for gaining entry to your attic space for storage and maintenance but are rarely air sealed and insulated as well as they could be.
Forced air heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems require effective air filtration for optimum energy efficiency, maintaining clean(ish) ductwork and good indoor air quality. Air filters should be changed regularly.
One of the lesser-known things that energy auditors check for when inspecting homes for energy efficiency is proper ventilation: In the attic, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Ventilation is important because it controls moisture and promotes indoor air quality.
They seem like simple enough devices, but once you dive into the features found in a smart plug you see their untapped versatility.
Frigid temperatures can cause heating systems to work over time, and since heating and cooling can make up nearly half of your electric bill, you may experience sticker shock when you open that bill. Instead of waiting until after a potentially high bill is in your mailbox, be proactive.