Connected Devices for Home Performance

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Connected Devices for Home Performance

There’s a movement afoot in the home performance industry, and it’s being driven by a combination of technology, business, and culture. Finally, after years of working on all the separate pieces ...

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Connected Devices for Home Performance

Author: Chris Dorsi
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July 24, 2016

There’s a movement afoot in the home performance industry, and it’s being driven by a combination of technology, business, and culture. Finally, after years of working on all the separate pieces ... [continue reading]

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Managing Plug Loads With Advanced Power Strips

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June 18, 2015

In recent years, the number and diversity of consumer electronics used in homes has grown substantially. Look around you right now—how many devices do you see plugged in? But the convenience and entertainment ... [continue reading]

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Unplug for Savings

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September 02, 2010

After years of research, by government agencies, utilities, and others, much is known about energy hogs in the home, such as space heating, space cooling, and hot water. We know a lot less about the ... [continue reading]

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Don't Throw Out Those Rabbit Ear Antennas

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May 01, 2008

As of February 17, 2009, when all the major TV broadcasters will begin to transmit using a digital signal, no one with an analog, rabbit-eared television set will be able to get anything without a digital-to-analog converter ... [continue reading]

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Improving Efficiency in Power Supplies

Author: Kristin Kamm
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November 05, 2007

Most office equipment and consumer electronic devices use external power supplies to convert high-voltage alternating current (AC) into the low-voltage direct current (DC) that they need to operate. The majority of these power supplies are ... [continue reading]

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Charge! A New Battle Cry for Energy Efficiency

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December 23, 2005

Beware the rarely used, but still plugged-in, cell phone charger! Rechargeable electronic products are consuming more power than one might think, even when the product is disconnected from the charger. [continue reading]

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Standby for Set-Top Boxes

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 2001

        Set-top boxes have the highest standby power consumption found in home appliances. Thanks to the upcoming change to digital TV formats,many consumers will be forced to either purchase ... [continue reading]

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Leaking Electricity Overseas

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1999

Standby power in appliances (also known as leaking electricity) was the topic at a recent workshop sponsored by the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. [continue reading]

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Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

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Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

Nicholas Jones and Jennifer Parsons

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more ...

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