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Energy

Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money.

For more basic information on what energy is, where it comes from, and how we use it visit: Energy Explained (US Energy Information Administration).

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What is EnergyStar?

Energy Star products are those that meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

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Summer Energy Tips

Cooking with a crockpot in the summer uses less energy and keeps the house cooler. Find more summer energy saving tips here.

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"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"

Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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"Wood Stove" by Tyler Karaszewski

Wood Stove Safety

Here are some tips for buying, installing and maintaining your wood stove, and precautions that can help you avoid having a chimney fire.

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Energy-Saving Lighting

Switch from incandescent to LED lightbulbs and cut your home energy costs. LEDs last up to 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs, use less electricity, and don’t contain mercury, like compact fluorescents (CFLs).

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Comparing Equipment

Compare the pros and cons of various wood heat options, including traditional, pellet, catalytic, soapstone and masonry stoves, and more here on our site.

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Last updated February 11, 2019