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These Sense Community Members Earned Green Hearts This Valentine’s Day!

Thousands of Sense users visit our Community every month to share knowledge, expertise and insights about home energy topics and how to get the most from Sense. Community members take the time to answer all...

Understanding Time of Use Rate Plans

Understanding your utility’s energy rate plan can help you save on your utility bill, but rate plans can be confusing. Energy rate plans can vary in structure, with the cost of electricity changing throughout...

10 DIY Ways to Air Seal and Improve Your Home’s Efficiency

By Aaron Massey, mrfixitdiy.com We’re in the heart of winter now, and whether you’re using electric heat, gas, or some other form of heat this winter, your energy bills are likely starting to pile up. So today...

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The Future Smart Home on Earth Day 2070

TERA, AI SpaceFactory’s award-winning, 3D printed home. Last week, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we compared homes built in 1970 to homes today. The past half-century saw big gains in home energy efficiency. Now we’re looking...

How to Teach Your Children About Earth Day

Contributed by Hannah Bardei To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’re looking back to the first Earth Day and the impact it had on the world. We hope this article will help parents talk with their kids about an historic event that led...

Squeezing More Savings from Your Clothes Dryer

Home clothes dryers are one of the most common appliances found in an average American household, but why haven't they become more energy-efficient? Take a look at the past, present, and future of clothes dryers with some at-home tips for keeping...

Fun Energy Projects for Kids

If you’re looking for ways to distract your kids while teaching them something new, here are some simple projects to show children how electricity works. Static electricity and the flow of electricity are fundamental elements of nature and an...

How Laundry Day Disappeared

Before the electric washing machine, a laundry load demanded four hours of manual labor and lots of hot water. Today your laundry choices make a big difference in cost and energy savings. The typical household washes 300 loads of laundry a year. Got...