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Fall back efficiently: Five ways homeowners can save on lighting costs as daylight saving time ends

This Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m., officially marks the end of daylight saving time. Sure, we don’t mind the extra hour of sleep. But with a new light-dark cycle and less sunlight to enjoy, we might experience an increased demand for lighting consumption. An average American household already spends 5 percent of its energy  Read the Rest…

Five tips for using household appliances more efficiently

When you get your monthly electricity bill, do you ever wonder which appliances consume the most power? The U.S. Department of Energy reports that major appliances in your home account for 13 percent of household energy costs. Our homes are a hub of activity for some energy-hungry appliances. Your refrigerator, clothes dryer and water heater use  Read the Rest…

Five ways homeowners can cut costs on water heating

With fall weather underway and chilly temperatures ahead, we’re going to be using more and more hot water. The U.S. Department of Energy found that water heating accounts for about 18 percent of an average family’s utility bill. This makes water heating the second largest energy expense in your home. To help Maryland families prepare for the cold months,  Read the Rest…