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A portable window air conditioner with smart features.
Smart cooling

Get Ready for Summer: Smart Window Air Conditioners

Learn why upgrading your portable air conditioner could make you more comfortable and save energy.

Someone adjusting an air fryer, which is a multifunctional appliance.
All in one

Multifunctional Appliances - Is 3 in 1 Always Better? What to Know.

Is buying a multifunctional appliance always the smartest choice when it comes to saving yourself time, money and energy?

A young man is doing laundry with an ENERGY STAR-certified laundry machine, making for a more energy-efficient experience
ENERGY STAR breakdown

What Does it Mean for Something to Be ENERGY STAR Certified?

Everything you need to know about ENERGY STAR-certified appliances!

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Easy Toolkit builder

Tools Every Renter Should Own

Our list of basic tools every renter should own. Fill out your toolbox or help out someone living on their own for the first time.

A modern home at dusk that has recently updated all their major appliances to electric ones so that they can quit carbon.
Upgrade your home

Is it time to retire your home’s gas appliances? Here’s what to know.

A list of your biggest gas appliances and how to know when it’s time to replace them with the electric version.

A DC motor ceiling fan cools someone in a sunny room
Efficiency in the wind

DC motor ceiling fans are a sneaky easy way to be more energy efficient

Why the best energy-efficient ceiling fans us DC motors

A full dishwasher, as pictured here, is best for dishwasher energy use
Save, don’t scrub

The Dishwasher Energy Use Guide: Saving Money and the Planet

Your guide to all things energy efficient dishwashers

A smart fridge is a great way to save energy
Cool savings inside

What is a smart fridge, and should you invest in one?

Want the scoop on smart fridges and how they can save you energy and money on your next electrical bill? Here's everything you need to know.

A woman loads her energy efficient dishwasher
Save money and time

A Guide to Energy-Efficient Dishwashers

Looking for the most energy efficient dishwashers to save money? We've got everything you need to know to get squeaky clean while staying green.

gas stoves are more dangerous than we think
Let's settle the debate

Let’s Settle the Debate: Are Gas Stoves as Bad as They're Made Out to Be?

Are gas stoves bad? For my health? For the environment? For my kids? We've got all the latest news you can use. Here's what researchers are saying.

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A couple is looking at a dishwasher together, they are deciding what to buy on Black Friday
Buy Smart Black Friday!

Overpriced Appliances to Score on Black Friday

Learn which appliances we think are best bought on a discount on Black Friday, especially smart home devices and other energy-efficient appliances.

A washer dryer combo being loaded
Watching the clothes go round

Are Washer Dryer Combos the Next Big Thing in Laundry?

High tech washer dryer combos are smaller, more efficient and convenient. Will they work for you?

A woman looking in her fridge, it’s on eco-mode
Chill smarter, not harder

What Is Eco-Mode on a Refrigerator or Freezer — And Should You Use It?

Leverage your refrigerator’s eco-mode for energy-saving features to reduce annual electricity expenses and enhance efficiency.

New stove that meets stove efficiency standards
Savings on the burner

New 2024 Stove Efficiency Standards: What They Mean for You

The Biden administration's new stove efficiency standards aim to significantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, saving Americans $1.6 billion over 30 years.

A woman standing by a microwave, which is not ENERGY START rated.
Cooking up energy savings

Why Aren't Stoves, Ranges, and Microwaves ENERGY STAR Rated?

Learn why stoves, ranges, and microwaves are absent from the ENERGY STAR program and learn how to choose energy-efficient cooking appliances.

A woman uses an induction cooktop. She used the OhmConnect energy use guide to choose her new cooktop.
Cook for cheaper

The Ultimate Cooktop & Oven Energy Use Guide – Saving Money and The Planet

Don’t buy your next oven, cooktop, or stove without reviewing OhmConnect’s energy use guide. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each type for your family, including energy efficiency.

An older couple is having coffee together in their kitchen, they have a number of countertop appliances and are deciding which are most useful and efficient
Built to last

A Guide to Actually Useful (And Efficient!) Countertop Appliances

Your guide to our favorite energy-efficient countertop appliances

Washing machine energy use improves with a full load, as shown here
Laundry 101

The Washing Machine Energy Use Guide: Saving Money and the Planet

Your guide to all things energy efficient washing machines

Couple looks over how they can improve energy savings at home
Savings at the switch

How Much Energy Can You Really Save at Home?

Small changes make a huge impact — between changing some habits and replacing some appliances when the time is right, you could greatly improve your energy savings at home.

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Smart energy is not using a gas stove
Get rid of gas

Smart Energy Podcast Episode 2

In this episode of Smart Energy, host Andrew Zoellner talks with Andrew Coray about the Inflation Reduction Act. Then, we chat with Sean Armstrong from Redwood Energy about electrification and how bad gas stoves really are. And, we answer a listener question about water heaters and give some advice on when you should replace yours.

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The sun shines through the image of a battery, signifying a load controller in your home
Efficient Energy Flow

Harnessing the Power of a Load Controller for Smarter Home Energy Use

Load controllers offer a smart solution for homes, allowing for efficient energy management by dynamically adjusting electrical loads, leading to significant savings.

Electrify your home, for the environment
Get the gas out

Electrify Your Home: The Smart Way to Safety, Savings, and Sustainability

Discover how transitioning to electrify your home so you can enhance safety, reduce maintenance costs, improve energy efficiency, and significantly contribute to a more sustainable and climate-friendly living environment.

A man uses a gas-powered lawn mower, and the emissions from the machine are making the air smoky.
Say bye to noise+pollution

Ditch That Gas-Guzzling Lawnmower and Electrify Your Yard Maintenance Tools

Old-fashioned gas-powered garden maintenance tools are out! Their electric and battery powered counterparts are surpassing expectations, reducing emissions, and limiting the noise of lawn care.

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