Energy savings

Nearly one-third of U.S. homes have a second fridge. Frequently, the second fridge is a unit that was “retired” to…

Many homes have freezers, and most freezers are fairly old. This may seem frugal — Bulk buying of groceries saves…

Clothes washers are one of the highest water users in the home, so does it make sense to repair an…

A new clothes washer can save a significant amount of both energy and water, so early replacement of an aging…

With so many special offers, discounts, and community programs, it’s hard to know if now is the right time to…

We were doing some housecleaning, and found some articles from our earliest days. What a great walk down memory lane!…

When it comes to lighting, there are two ways to save: better habits and better bulbs. Do both to get…

Dear Kate, We’re thinking about solar for our home, and possibly an electric car sometime in the future. Seems pretty…

Dear Kate, Our water heater is in a back closet, and quite frankly, we never see it. Out of sight,…

Dear Kate, Sales guys are knocking on my door trying to sell me on switching from my oil furnace to…

Dear Kate, We’re tired of being cold in the winter, so we’re ready to take avantage of our utility’s special…

When you get your electricity bill at the end of the month, you know how much power you used but…

On January 16, 2009, I gave a talk at the Long Now Foundation — hosted by Stewart Brand, this was…

We mentioned it in a tweet, but we now have support for over 220 countries and territories in your WattzOn…

Definitely one way to reduce your powerprint on the commuting page. Spotted on the street in the middle of Porter…