Energy Saver Blog

By Kate Doughty - February 15, 2019
This President’s Day, people will flock to stores for sales on appliances, electronics, and other home goods. As you’re comparing products, consider energy-efficient models, which will save you money and help protect the planet—without sacrificing...
By Kate Doughty - January 22, 2019
We hope your holidays were warm and bright—but let’s be real, for those in colder climates, the first months of the new year can be notoriously chilly. Plus, the great weakening of the...
By Kate Doughty - December 3, 2018
This year, give the gift of energy efficiency. Whether you’re visiting family, decorating the brightest house on the block, or staying in with festive movies and treats, here are some ways to save energy during the holiday season. Decorations Don’t...
By Maxine Chikumbo - November 19, 2018
Sales promotions have already begun, but holiday shopping kicks into high gear this Friday (Black Friday), followed by Cyber Monday. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy gifts that will save your friends and family money long after the eggnog is gone...
By Kate Doughty - November 13, 2018
Did you know your Thanksgiving dinner is fairly carbon friendly ? While holiday travel and some parts of the cooking process consume a lot of energy,...
By Jennifer Thorne Amann - July 2, 2018
SmarterHouse is the most comprehensive source of information for making your home more energy efficient. From the building envelope to...
By Wendy Koch - April 13, 2018
With simple steps, you can save hundreds of dollars in home energy costs each year. Many steps such as turning off lights don’t cost a dime. Others can include home automation devices to remotely adjust your thermostat or brew morning coffee, but...
By Wendy Koch - June 28, 2017
An annual rite of passage is fast approaching. Parents, some wistful and others elated, will drop their kids off at college for the first time. To prepare for the big day, we’re launching the...
By Jennifer Thorne Amann - July 16, 2015
Here's a great infographic from the folks at ENERGY STAR®. For more information on keeping your house cool in the summer, check out our cooling system section ...
By Jennifer Thorne Amann - February 28, 2015
Welcome to smarterhouse.org. The information on this site will help you make informed decisions about how you use energy in your home. It will help you prioritize home projects to maximize energy savings. It will save you money. SmarterHouse...