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When to DIY and when to hire a pro

One reason to DIY (do it yourself) instead of hire a contractor for your home’s energy efficiency projects is if you’re convinced you can do a better job. Naturally, this depends on the scope of the project and how knowledgeable you are about the work. And there are additional reasons…

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Sealing air leaks, step by step

With summer here and temperatures on the rise, saving energy is top of mind for many electric co-op members. One of the easiest ways to save on your electric bill is to stop your cool, conditioned air from escaping to the outdoors through air leaks. In many homes, about half…

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Four efficient cordless tools for Dad

With Father’s Day approaching, you may still be trying to decide on gifts for Dad. If your father or husband is a DIYer, you cannot go wrong with rechargeable power tools.  Rechargeable cordless tools are worth the investment when the corded version is the least convenient option. For example,…

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Three options for home cooling

Summer is on the way, and if you are in the market for air conditioning, here are three common options you might consider. We’ve included approximate cost estimates for each. But please be aware that costs are highly variable. Window units/portable cooling Window A/C units or portable A/C units are…