6 Spring Break Crafts for Families on a Budget

6 Spring Break Crafts for Families on a Budget

For many families, Spring Break is a big time for travel. However, between the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, activities, and other travel expenses, traveling is not always an option for families on a budget. Rather than your kids hanging around the house all Spring Break zoning out watching television, check out these six spring break crafts! […]

Challenging Common Energy Misconceptions – Part One: Heating & Lighting

When it comes to saving energy, misconceptions and mistaken assumptions often mislead people, causing more problems or costing them more money. Some were part of standard building codes until research proved them wrong. The vexing thing about these misconceptions is that, at first glance, they seem to make sense. Only after closer examination do you find out […]

EnergyStar appliances

Shopping and Saving with Energy Star Appliances for Your Home

After reading plenty of articles with headlines like “Energy Star Homes Pay for Themselves,” I learned that many of them (like this one) forget to tell you exactly how that happens. Instead, you get some info-fluff making empty claims about a mere $7 in yearly energy savings from using an EnergyStar computer monitor – which is barely enough to buy […]