Tips help customers manage electricity costs amid summer heat wave

Because hot weather can lead to higher energy bills, Duke Energy has offered the following tools and tips to help customers manage those costs this summer. Experts with Duke Energy, which serves customers in North and South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky,...

GE unveils its first HomeKit-enabled window air unit

GE unveils its first HomeKit-enabled window air unit

For the first time, U.S. homeowners can control GE window air conditioners with their iPhones and iPads. The units now include technology that makes them compatible with Apple HomeKit. Delivering 8,000 to 12,000 BTUs to cool medium- to large-sized rooms, the units are the first HomeKit-compatible air conditioners available for the U.S.

5 ways to 'future-proof' a kitchen

5 ways to 'future-proof' a kitchen

We upgrade our phones every year, yet we’re reluctant to outfit our kitchens with technology that ensures they outlast the next decade of fads. According to Innit, an eating technology company that has developed a connected food platform, home renovators...

Low-income families to benefit from Habitat energy-efficiency project

A triplex built to one of Vermont’s higher energy-efficient standards will help low-income families save on utility costs for years to come. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity recently completed its first project in Essex Junction, a home that allows the...

Infographic: Home innovations that can save money

Smart home technology can make things easier, but can it actually save you money? Davis Audio recently studied the 10 most popular smart home devices to find out how they can pay for themselves. The infographic below from Davis Audio...

6 must-knows for choosing best energy-efficient appliances

6 must-knows for choosing best energy-efficient appliances

While the initial cost of a new appliance might appear expensive, if you analyze the cost in energy savings between new and old units, newer energy-efficient appliances pay for themselves in a short time. Below are six things homeowners should...

Infographic: Lifespan of essential household items

If you’ve ever had an air conditioner fail on a hot summer day, you understand the importance of anticipating when household items need to be repaired or replaced. Not only is it annoying to deal with a broken appliance, but...

Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

LG uses an open platform, open partnership, open connectivity ecosystem.

Clean energy subscriptions now available in Philadelphia

Clean energy subscriptions now available in Philadelphia

For many residents, energy is the second largest household expense after mortgage or rent.

What can you do to stop wasting water?

What can you do to stop wasting water?

The most common places to find household leaks are your toilet, sinks or water heater.

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain, the region has retained the flavor of its rural roots while providing residents easy access to all that Phoenix has to offer.

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

A degree or two may not feel like much of a difference, but it's a change you'll definitely see on your energy bill.

Remodel Your Home to Make It Greener

Remodel Your Home to Make It Greener

There are several things that you can do to an existing home to conserve energy.

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

The Alabama project features the Southeast's first community-scale microgrid.

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

By Fran Donegan Emergency generators provide the electrical power needed to keep the lights on, the furnace humming, and the well pump working during a power outage. However, many homeowners fail to use their generators effectively.

New Range Hoods Deliver Style and Indoor Air Quality

New Range Hoods Deliver Style and Indoor Air Quality

Puddy's color matching system means it can be matched to the color palette and design of any kitchen.

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Home More Sustainable

Five Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Home More Sustainable

Building a sustainable home does not require a lot of money or time and energy.

Save Energy: 4 Ways You Can be More Cost-Effective and Efficient with Your Utilities

Save Energy: 4 Ways You Can be More Cost-Effective and Efficient with Your Utilities

Many homeowners try to curb consumption through an adjustment of their own behaviors.

Water Meter and App Prevent Home Water Leaks

Water Meter and App Prevent Home Water Leaks

There are about 1 million catastrophic leaks in homes every year, costing nearly $10 billion in repairs.

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

The concept of constructing smart buildings evolved to conserve energy and build buildings – both commercial and residential – that are energy efficient. For commercial buildings, the transition to smart buildings is vital to the growth of the organization. It...

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