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You Don’t Need a Tesla Powerwall Battery, Unless…

It doesn’t make sense to invest in a Tesla Powerwall battery for you home unless you have these specific needs.… Read more

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Fix the Cold Floor in Your Home (Your Feet and Your Wallet Will Thank You)

If it feels like the floor in your home is sucking the warmth from your body, it probably is. Here’s how and what to do about it…… Read more

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Your Lamp or Space Heater Could be Making Your House Colder

An incandescent bulb in the wrong place or a space heater can make a home uncomfortable for its occupants. Are you making these mistakes?… Read more

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Using Passive Systems In Your Home to Reduce Your Expenses All Day, Every Day

It’s important for homeowners to understand the difference between active and passive systems. One can save you a huge amount of money on the other!… Read more

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Let’s Celebrate National Weatherization Day by Figuring Out What “Weatherization” Means

RTA_blog_2012_1030_BlowerDoorThe Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 1976 to assist low-income families who can’t afford to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Increasing energy efficiency helps families reduce their energy costs … Read more

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FTC Warns Window Manufacturers About Unsubstantiated Energy Efficiency Claims

RTA_Blog_2012_1009_FTCLast week, we encouraged you to be wary about the energy efficiency claims of window companies. The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has been actively engaged in this issue so we’re following up on last week’s post … Read more

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Thinking About Replacing Your Windows? Don’t Believe the Big Energy Savings Promise!

2012_0713We shared a blog post on Georgia’s sales tax holiday for ENERGY STAR & WaterSense labeled products earlier this week. In that post, we promised to follow-up with some notes on replacing windows because many people are surprised, if not … Read more

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Heat Wave: Two Notes to Help You With the Frustration of a Heatwave

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Heat WaveAccording to the American Red Cross, heat waves kill more people than any other weather event, including floods. Since so many Americans are enduring excessive heat and power failures, here are a few helpful notes:… Read more

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