If you’re looking for ways to save energy at home and lower your monthly bills, these simple steps can help you get organized and start an achievable path to saving energy.

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Beyond some of the more traditional energy efficiency measures, such as sealing air leaks or adding additional insulation, several popular electronics can help you use energy more efficiently. 

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With more people staying at home than ever before, many of us are spending more time in the kitchen. For any home chef interested in new, electric gadgets for the kitchen, there are several options available.

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The 2020-2021 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. 

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In many homes, about half of the conditioned air leaks to the outside every hour. The good news, especially if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, or if you’re hesitant to invite contractors into your home right now, is that you can seal air leaks on your own with a little time and effort. 

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A new marketing campaign, Savings with Staying Power, is helping spread the word to contractors and real estate agents within CIPCO’s member system about the benefits of all-electric, energy-efficient homes.

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Energy efficiency improvements to the home can save money, but not everyone can replace their furnace with an air-source heat pump. Here are seven low-cost efficiency tips that can help you reduce your energy bills.

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Electricity doesn’t just have to light up your tree this Christmas; it can also power your holiday gift list. Electric gadgets can cook, entertain, help with chores and improve your health.

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Imagine your daily life without electricity – a reality that was common on most Iowa farms as late as the 1930s and 1940s. It was a truth that struck me time and time again as I wrote my “Culinary History of Iowa” book, which details the evolution of Iowa’s delectable, distinctly Midwest cuisine. Many of these stories reflect the sobering realities of farm life before rural electrification.

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When winter’s bitter winds blow and temperatures drop, it may still feel chilly indoors – even with the heat turned up. If you’ve added more insulation, there are additional steps you can take to make the house more comfortable this winter. 

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