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Measure Your Home's Energy

How well you are doing in your home energy usage? Use this tool to do a check up Read More »
Are you maintaining your heating and cooling system? – Get answers to these questions and recommendations from Energy Star” Read More »
Customize your home energy improvement with Energy Star’s tool Read More »
Do you know how much your old refrigerator is costing you. Here is a simple tool from Energy Star to find out. Perhaps it is time to replace with an Energy Star rated one. By the way, don’t put the old refrigerator in the garage to keep your beers cold. The refrigerator inefficiency can make these beers very expensive ones Read More »

The Department of Energy has produced a number of simple tools to help homeowners manage their home energy usage and check the safety of certain appliances. This pages provides to links to the most frequently used ones.

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