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Installing energy efficient appliances is a simple way to decrease your home's environmental impact. Learn about how they help make your home more green with these articles.

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Why are my power bills so high? Which appliances use the most power?

Just reading a power bill is a tricky way to determine what appliances are using the most power. Learn what appliances are sucking your pockets dry.


5 Ways to Fill Your Freezer for Efficiency

5 Ways to Fill Your Freezer for Efficiency

Here are a few ideas to help you give your old wooden furniture a facelift. Learn more about these 5 ways to give your old wooden furniture a new life. See more »

How can you clean a washing machine?

Washing machines clean dirty laundry, but they need to be cleaned, as well, from time to time. Learn how to clean a washing machine in this article. See more »

The Ultimate Hybrid Water Heater Quiz

The Ultimate Hybrid Water Heater Quiz

You've probably not given much thought to hybrid water heaters. Take this quiz to see how hybrid water heaters would work and how they may save you money. See more »

The Ultimate Hybrid Appliances Quiz

The Ultimate Hybrid Appliances Quiz

Does the concept of how hybrid appliances work sound interesting? Take this quiz and see just how hybrid appliances work. See more »

The Ultimate High Efficiency Washers Quiz

The Ultimate High Efficiency Washers Quiz

Although they are more expensive, high-efficiency washers have valuable advantages. Take this quiz to see how high-efficiency washers can save you money. See more »

The Ultimate Laundry Rooms You Desire Quiz

The Ultimate Laundry Rooms You Desire Quiz

It's possible to have a laundry room that you'd really want to be in. Take this quiz to learn why you might want to be in this special room to do laundry. See more »

The Ultimate How Washing Machines Get Clothes Clean Quiz

The Ultimate How Washing Machines Get Clothes Clean Quiz

Most of us don't think about how washing machines get clothes clean. If you want to know how washing machines do get clothes clean, take this quiz. See more »

The Ultimate Top-Loading Washer Efficiency Quiz

The Ultimate Top-Loading Washer Efficiency Quiz

Are top-load washing machines energy efficient? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about top-loading washers, and how energy efficient they are. See more »

The Ultimate Top-Loading Washer Quiz

The Ultimate Top-Loading Washer Quiz

Top-loading washers have many benefits. Take this quiz to learn about the top five benefits of top-loading washers. See more »

The Ultimate Washer/Dryer Combination Quiz

The Ultimate Washer/Dryer Combination Quiz

Purchasing an energy-efficient washer/dryer combination machine? Take our quiz and find out if a washer/dryer combination machine is energy efficient. See more »