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The Complete Guide to Kitchen Energy Savers and Wasters

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is a good time to clean up your kitchen’s energy wasters – and it’s just in time for Black Friday deals that make new appliances more affordable. In this article, we evaluate kitchen gadgets and...

Keep your home warm this winter

Colder-than-average temperatures this winter and increased fuel costs will make staying warm this winter a challenge. The price of natural gas, electricity, fuel oils and propane are all on the rise. Higher bills take a bite out of everyone’s budget...

Don’t let your gadgets turn into energy vampires

When you turn off your TV or game system, is it really off? The answer is not really. Your consumer electronics are still using energy—wasting energy, really — and it can increase your utility bills. Do an experiment. Go into your bedroom or...

Should You Get Rid of Your Old Fridge?

When most appliances break down, you need to replace them right away, since it’s likely you have just one washer, dryer, stove or dishwasher. Refrigerators are different. Nearly a quarter of American homes have two or more fridges. Sometimes the...

Three Ways the Sense App Keeps Your Home Safe

The Sense app can help you track down energy wasters in your home and save money on your electricity bill. But did you know it can also help keep your home safer? Here are three ways the Sense app reduces risks in your home. Sense alerts you to...

Who Controls Your Thermostat?

People have been fighting over who controls the temperature at home since we lived in caves. Who controls the fire? Who gets to sleep comfortably next to its burning embers on cold nights? Now we call it thermostat wars. One family member likes to...

Sense alerts homeowner to flooding

When Dan first moved into his rural home, he felt overwhelmed by trying to learn about his new house. Previously living in the city, he never had to think about his utilities or worry about how all the systems in his home worked. Sense gave Dan and...

Eliminate the Gas Guzzlers in Your Yard

Picture this: it’s a beautiful Sunday morning. You’re on the porch, enjoying the sunlight shining while listening to the birds, when all of a sudden you hear your neighbor’s loud gas powered leaf blower whining in his front yard...

How Electrical Panels Work

The modern electrical panel is like a highway interchange for your house. It performs two important functions: it carries electricity to the outlets and fixtures in your home and it prevents overloads that could cause house fires.  The power to run...