10 Simple, Frugal Ways To Cut Laundry Costs in Half

We all wear clothes. Therefore, by default, we all also wash, dry, iron, and fold our laundry on a regular basis. When calculating the cost of doing laundry, one must take into consideration a host of factors: detergent, water, energy, and wear and tear on our appliances, to name a few. It is estimated that … Read more

How We Increased Our Home’s Energy Efficiency By 48%

Post Update – 5/26/22: The Instant Savers Assessment Program either no longer exists or has been changed. However, the basic information in this post is still pertinent to homeowners who wish to increase the energy efficiency of their home, thus lowering their energy loss each month. Nearly two years ago, I scheduled an energy audit … Read more

Smart, Easy Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

As I was leaving the house at 7:30am, I noticed a definite chill in the air. I regretted my decision to walk out of the house wearing a sleeveless top, capris, and slip on shoes with no socks.  The cooler morning temperatures reminded me that I wanted to share some simple things that you can do … Read more

9 Simple Ways to Lower Your Summer Electric Bill

Summer temperatures have hit with a vengeance. The daily heat index is now often over 100 degrees. Not only that, we sit in our homes and listen to the central air cycling “on” – over and over again, in a seemingly endless loop. Mentally, we brace ourselves for the next utility bill to arrive, knowing … Read more

Your Utility Company Can Help You Save on Energy

I often see jaws drop when I am invited to speak about energy costs and I confidently state, “Your best ally for saving on energy costs is your utility provider.” People often see the utility company as the “bad guy”, the large behemoth, sending them an unbelievably large bill every month and then gobbling up … Read more