NHSaves Blog

Energy Efficiency for Kids

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 in @ Home

Hey, kids! Are your parents always telling you to turn off the lights when you leave a room? Well, there’s a really good reason why, and it’s YOU! Every time you switch off the lights, you are helping to ensure a healthy future for you, and the planet! Check out the video below to learn…

What is Energy Efficiency?

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in @ Home

Do you know what energy efficiency really means? It’s more than just saving energy. Check out our video below to get the complete answer on energy efficiency. Because when NHSaves, we all win!

Refrigerator Energy Use

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 in @ Home

  • The DOE publishes minimum energy performance standards for refrigerators and freezers. • New, energy efficient refrigerators have better insulation and more efficient compressors. • New modifications reduce compressor run time, which eliminates extra heat from the compressor.   The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) proposed minimum energy performance levels for appliances over the…

Simple Ingredients for Energy-Efficient Cooking

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in @ Home

Source: http://www.sxc.hu/ Home cooking is a great way to make healthy and flavorful meals. The following tips will help you save energy in the kitchen: Use the lowest temperature setting possible. Preheat the oven to the exact temperature required. Preheating is not necessary for foods that cook for several hours. Limit the number of times…

Laundry: Reduce Your Energy Load

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in @ Home

The average American household washes 300 loads of laundry per year, using about 40 gallons of water for a single load. Washing and drying your clothes more efficiently can reduce your water and energy use significantly. Eight ways to save Clean up with cost-saving laundry strategies: Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. Unless you…

Fighting Mold and Mildew in Your Home

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016 in @ Home

Moisture leaks and humidity problems can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause a variety of health problems including allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions. Moisture and humidity can also cause structural damage to your home, such as rot in building materials and the premature failure of paints and finishes; problems…

Timing is Everything: When and How to Water your Way to a Healthy Lawn

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in @ Home

Timing is Everything: When and How to Water Your Way to a Healthy Lawn Source: www.sxc.hu/ It’s time to water your lawn to keep it green and healthy, but you don’t want to waste water. So do you grab a cup of coffee, or do you grab a flashlight? If you live in the dry…

Ductwork: Seal In Energy Savings

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in @ Home

  • Over time, ducts can develop leaks, holes, and poor connections. • Ductwork is often hidden in walls and ceilings, so it can often be difficult to repair. • Do not use duct tape; use mastic sealant or metal tape.   Do you have high energy bills, stuffy rooms, or a dusty house? The…

Are Hidden Energy Losses Costing You?

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 in @ Home, @ Work

Are Hidden Energy Losses Costing You? Key Points Leaky ducts, failed steam traps and poorly-tuned controls can increase heating and cooling loads. Phantom load and personal appliances waste electricity and reduce overall energy efficiency. With a little investigation, you’ll likely discover these and other hidden sources of energy waste. When it comes to improving energy…

Getting in Tune with LEDs

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 in @ Home

Getting in Tune with LEDs Key Points Color-tunable LEDs can deliver light in color temperatures ranging from warm to cool. Correlated color temperature (CCT) measures the color temperature of the light emitted from a bulb. Three types of color-tunable products are available: dim-to-warm, white-tuning and full-color tuning. LEDs are well known for their efficiency, long-life,…