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Energy Star Appliances

If you've been faithful to your old appliances and kept them in good working condition all these years, we applaud you, but unfortunately they might not be paying you back in kind. Energy Star-rated appliances can be 15-30% (depending on the appliance) more efficient than their less advanced counterparts, which means that with an upgraded product, you could be saving dollars and cents every time you run your dishwasher, open your fridge or do a load of laundry. It's true that buying new appliances can be costly, but considering the energy savings, it's an investment that could end up paying for itself, and decrease the strain on our national power grid.

If you’ve been feeling the pinch like we have, you’ve probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings if your home hasn’t been optimized for energy efficiency. The good news is that just a few quick and easy DIY upgrades to your home could equate to hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year in savings on your energy bill. Crafting a home energy-optimization strategy sounds more daunting than it is. We’ve rounded up 15 great inexpensive and easy-to-find green home improvement products that will set you on the path towards a lower energy bill and more moolah in the bank – read on to get the inside scoop on all of them.

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9 Comments

  1. myfairlady February 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I’m looking for ceiling products made with natural products

  2. controlnroll January 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Control-n-Roll is a great new product designed to help save the average family of 4 up to $200 a year in toilet paper and paper towel waste. And it is made in America! http://www.controlnroll.com

  3. skylights October 10, 2012 at 1:42 am

    a lot of technology is sprouting today that promises us to save money but the simple ones are the most effective like having a sweater and a cup of hot drinks during cold weather. Sometimes we don’t need pricey appliances to cut down our bill, we just need to be resourceful and practice conservation at our own home

  4. debster333 October 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Great ideas now that winter is coming. Thanks!

  5. Lori Zimmer October 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Perfect timing to save a buck and some energy!

  6. Mike Chino October 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Tons of great tips here – I never knew those magnetic draft covers existed!

  7. Mark Boyer October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Lots of great ideas here. Tea kettle + hot water bottle is my secret weapon.

  8. Kristine Lofgren October 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    That draft stopper is clever – tons of great ideas!

  9. Alyssa Alimurung October 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    This is such a helpful guide! That programmable thermostat looks awesome. Would love one of those in my home.

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