Mother Earth Living

Energy Champs: Best Products for Home Energy Efficiency

Give yourself a home-court advantage with products that make energy efficiency easy.
By Jessica Kellner
January/February 2011
Add to My MSN

Velux Skylights
Photo Courtesy Velux

Content Tools

Related Content

Microsoft Hohm Application Tracks Energy Use

The new Microsoft Hohm application makes it easy to track your energy use and provides simple recomm...

Energy Star Program Gets Serious

Following a disastrous investigation into the Energy Star program’s certification process, the Depar...

Americans Move to Smaller Homes

A National Association of Home Builders report and a Better Homes and Gardens survey find that build...

2010 Predictions: Smaller, Smarter, Greener Homes

For part three of our 2010 Predictions series, the experts predict that consumers will demand—and cr...

First Defense 

Storm doors with low-E glass offer energy efficiency in winter by reducing leaks and providing “dead space” between your entry door and cold outside air. Screens (sometimes removable) provide summer ventilation.

Storm Doors 

Andersen Windows 




Pella Windows 

Winning Strategy 

Technological advances in home-energy monitoring and management mean you can easily see how and when your home uses the most energy, then set controls to maximize efficiency.

Whole-House Energy Monitors 

Black & Decker Power Monitor 


The Energy Detective  

GE Nucleus Energy Monitor and Management System 

Green Building Supply 


PowerCost Monitor 

Your Biggest Fan 

Whole-house fans cool and ventilate without air conditioning, using the basic concept that heat rises. As hot air is released through attic vents, cool air is pulled inside through open windows.

Whole-House Fans 



Tamarack Technologies  

Gold Medal  

Extremely durable and recyclable, reflective metal roofs are among the best for energy efficiency.

Metal Roofs 

Central Texas Metal Roofing Supply 

Classic Metal Roofing Systems 

Follansbee Roofing 


Rare Manufacturing 

Through the Roof 

Properly installed Energy Star skylights bring sunshine, not unwanted heat, deep into your home. Some models offer whole-house ventilation.  


Acralight International Skylights 

Natural Light Tubular Skylights 

ODL Windows  




Post a comment below.


Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.