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CFL Torchiere Lamps: What's out there on the market?
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Does anybody know of an adjustable CFL torchiere lamp with a dimmer switch (a built-in rheostat)? From what I can find on the net, all the CFL torchiere lamps only have 3 light settings. The lowest…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Smith Jan 19, 2012.

Are Reverse Osmosis water systems actually eco-friendly?
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Let me start by saying that my reverse osmosis water system is great. I have had it for several years. It seems to be top-shelf for purifying water by removing lead, rust, etc.. The water is pure…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter C Jun 1, 2011.


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Author of "How to Lower Home Energy Bills: From A to Z"

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Cashing in on Local Energy Rebates

There are excellent energy rebate programs going on all across the U.S. to make your home more energy efficient. No matter what state you live in, the majority of local electric utility distribution providers are offering financial incentives to homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home. What is available in your area is totally dependent upon which specific local distribution supplier that you have. Not everyone lives in an area where incentive programs are…


Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:19pm

Energy Tax Credits for 2011: What's Available

Thanks to the federal tax bill signed into law in December, there are still energy tax credits available for 2011. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that the amounts available in 2011 have been reduced for certain improvements. From 2009 through 2010, homeowners were rewarded with a 30% tax credit for making their homes more energy efficient ($1500 maximum credit). For 2011, homeowners will receive only a 10% tax credit for home energy efficiency improvements ($500 maximum credit).… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 4:33pm — 3 Comments

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At 7:21am on March 4, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dennis,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Thanks for adding your blog... If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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