Guest Blogger

In addition to our regular panel of energy-saving experts, WH occasionally will share others' viewpoints on this blog as well. Guest bloggers' names can be found at the bottom of their posts.

Articles by Guest blogger

Jun 7, 2012

Save energy while enjoying cooking this summer

Summer has finally arrived! Even though we did have a decent winter, for me, it seemed like summer couldn’t come fast enough. Maybe it’s the trees, or the birds singing, or the fact that it’s only nice outside in Minnesota for about six weeks a year, but everyone seems to be jumping at the chance to get outside.
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May 9, 2012

Saving energy | Ensuring freezer and refrigerator efficiency

A fridge and freezer account for one sixth of an average home’s electric usage. This is usually more than any other appliance in the household.
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Mar 21, 2012

Learn how to save energy at WH's Annual Meeting

As some of you may know, Wright-Hennepin will be conducting its 75th Annual Meeting on March 29. For those of you who haven’t attended this event, you’re missing out on some valuable energy-saving information as well as fun events and prizes.
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Feb 29, 2012

Save on your water expenses with low-flow shower heads

Can you save water and still get a great shower? YES! According to the Environmental Protection Agency, showering is one of the top uses of residential water in the United States, representing approximately 17 percent of indoor water use. Stop and think about how much you’re paying for your water usage – especially for showering. You pay to bring the water into your home, to take it away from your home and you pay to heat it as well. Basically, you are paying three times to use water for showering – that can really add up!
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Feb 14, 2012

Save money on your lighting costs

Did you know the standard incandescent light bulb only uses 10-20 percent of the energy it consumes for light? The rest of the energy it uses is given off as heat.
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Jan 10, 2012

Tightening up air leaks in your home

Conserving energy in your home is about better insulating the envelope inside as well as outside. A very easy and inexpensive project to help you accomplish this is to install wall and switch plate seals.
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Dec 20, 2011

Save energy by reducing phantom loads

Have you ever gotten up at night to get a glass of water and noticed a lot of little red lights shining around your living room? Devices that produce these lights are constantly drawing energy – whether they’re on or off.
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Nov 21, 2011

My new oven - a sensible solution for saving energy

There’s been a lot of buzz about energy conservation in recent years, and as you probably know, conserving energy is not always easy to do. However, I’ve discovered a way to save energy while cooking and baking, which may be very helpful during the upcoming holiday season.
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Nov 9, 2011

How to save money on holiday lighting

The holiday season is approaching fast, and many of you are probably planning on using stringed lights to make your home look more festive. However, it’s important to consider how much these electricity-drawing additions cost.
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Oct 31, 2011

Preventing air infiltration

Air leakage – or infiltration – occurs when outside air enters a house through uncontrolled spaces like cracks and small openings. Properly sealing cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs, improve building durability and create a healthier indoor environment for you and your family.
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Holiday energy-saving tips

The holiday season is generally a time for higher energy use, but there are plenty of ways to save. Here are holiday energy-saving tips to help you and your family cut back on your energy use: ·      …
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