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DIY Energy Saving Project: Insulating Your Hot Water Pipes

22 Aug , 2016  

Savings Project: Insulate Hot Water Pipes for Energy Savings Department of Energy Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature 2°F–4°F hotter than uninsulated pipes can deliver, allowing you to lower your water temperature setting. You also won’t have to wait as long for hot water when you turn on a […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

What’s the Payback Period for Energy-Efficient Appliances?

22 Oct , 2015  

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Should you buy energy-efficient appliances sooner or later? Bankrate, October 18, 2015. Image credit: Chris Smith A new refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer, clothes dryer, water heater or other appliance is a major expense. Models that use less energy should cost less to operate than comparable models that aren’t energy-efficient. Tie together the upfront and operating costs, […]

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