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Your source for all things energy-related: the WH blog offers energy-saving tips, maintenance guidelines, program information and much more.

Knowing Who to Call and Getting a Second Opinion for Electric Appliance and Equipment Repairs

Knowing Who to Call and Getting a Second Opinion for Electric Appliance and Equipment Repairs

August 23, 2016, Darrell Erickson

Electrical appliances and equipment need repairs like anything else. But knowing who to call and getting a second opinion can be valuable information.

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Maintaining your water heater is invaluable

Maintaining your water heater is invaluable

November 5, 2015, Darrell Erickson

A few preventative measures and maintenance procedures can keep your water heater operating properly and help you save money.

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Maintaining Your Refrigerator and Freezer is an Easy way to Save Money and Conserve Energy

Maintaining Your Refrigerator and Freezer is an Easy way to Save Money and Conserve Energy

September 30, 2015, Darrell Erickson

There are a few things you can do to conserve energy with your fridge and freezer to save money while ensuring they are running properly.

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Appliance w(h)att?

Appliance w(h)att?

April 29, 2015, Josh Randt

Wondering how much energy that old fridge and other household appliances use? Read this blog on appliance wattage, which could help you save on your electric bill.

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Energy Star Products Qualify for Tax Credits Through 2016

Energy Star Products Qualify for Tax Credits Through 2016

August 2, 2014, Scott Thompson

Did you know that a variety of Energy Star products qualify for tax credits? Read to find out more.

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What are Phantom Loads?

What are Phantom Loads?

January 8, 2014, Todd Jude

Have you ever heard of the term, "phantom load"? Read to learn about phantom loads and how you can stop them in your home.

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How to reduce energy use in the kitchen

How to reduce energy use in the kitchen

December 17, 2013, Todd Jude

Did you know that the kitchen typically uses the most energy compared to other rooms in a home? Learn how to save while using your kitchen.

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Tips for using household appliances more efficiently

Tips for using household appliances more efficiently

October 2, 2013, Mike Hofmann

While appliances use a large amount of energy, there are numerous ways to use them more efficiently.

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Save with a new refrigerator while recycling your old one

Save with a new refrigerator while recycling your old one

April 29, 2013, Mike Hofmann

Learn how to shop for an efficient refrigerator and how Wright-Hennepin can help you recycle your old one.

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Why Energy Star for your Home.

Why Energy Star for your Home.

February 12, 2013, Scott Thompson

Learn how Energy Star products compare to conventional appliances.

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Saving energy | Ensuring freezer and refrigerator efficiency

Saving energy | Ensuring freezer and refrigerator efficiency

May 9, 2012, Todd Jude

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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The cost-saving advantages of space heaters

The cost-saving advantages of space heaters

January 30, 2012, Mike Hofmann

Portable heaters can come in handy for a variety of situations and can save you money on your overall heating costs. There are situations where you may only need to heat a small area, and using a small space heater can be less expensive than turning up the thermostat on your whole-house heating system. Space heaters can also be used to raise the temperature of rooms used by individuals who are sensitive to cold, without the added expense of over-heating the rest of your home.

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Choosing a television that is energy efficient

Choosing a television that is energy efficient

December 9, 2011, Mike Hofmann

Even though you may have gotten a great Black Friday deal on an HDTV, that new television may end up costing you more money than your old tube TV in the long run.

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My new oven - a sensible solution for saving energy

My new oven - a sensible solution for saving energy

November 21, 2011, Scott Thompson

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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