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A New Chapter Begins

After over 35 years of providing relevant, technical content to the building performance and weatherization communities, Home Energy will end its run after this issue. Starting with the Spring 2020 issue, the magazine will be called the ...

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Lighting Is the Litmus Test

Author: Alan Meier
November 01, 1994

Chances are, buying a new furnace or water heater is not going to have much effect on the aesthetic character of your house. Changing your lighting, on the other hand, can have a tremendous impact--not just on aesthetics--but also on productivity and comfort. [continue reading]

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The Green Plug Dilemma

Author: Alan Meier
September 01, 1994

Several new types of electricity-saving devices are becoming common. These gadgets rely on electronics to operate an appliance more efficiently. [continue reading]

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Carrots and Sticks From Washington

Author: Alan Meier
July 01, 1994

Curious changes are occurring in branches of the federal government that deal with home energy use. Funding to save energy in homes is increasing while budgets for more glamorous items like space stations are being cut. This is happening, despite a struggle in Congress over funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. [continue reading]

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Every House Has a Roof

Author: Alan Meier
May 01, 1994

One of the feature articles in this issue describes the air conditioning savings that can be obtained by simply changing the color of a home's roof (see "Saving Energy with Reflective Roof Coatings," p.15). To be sure, the savings from this measure appear to be greatest in Florida and other southern states, but the results shouldn't be ignored elsewhere. [continue reading]

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Fuel Switching Comes Out of the Closet

Author: Alan Meier
March 01, 1994

There is a special group of conservation measures called "fuel switching." In most cases, these measures involve removing an electric appliance and replacing it with a natural gas counterpart. [continue reading]

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Ten Years of Timeless Home Energy

Author: Alan Meier
January 01, 1994

It's 1994 and Home Energy is ten years old. One of the ways we are celebrating this anniversary is by reprinting "classic" articles from our archives, along with current articles on the same subject. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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