Mother Earth Living

Best for Home Energy Savings

Try these five energy-saving home products to stay warm and save money this winter.

Approximately 45 percent of your energy bill is spent on heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Honeywell’s VisionPro IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) programmable thermostat could cut that figure by 33 percent, depending on your climate and usage.
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Eleek’s durable, energy-efficient and elegant Takashima sconce's standard “Edison” base accepts screw-in incandescent, compact fluorescent or LED bulbs; it also comes with a two- or four-pin CFL base.
Photo Courtesy Eleek
Sylvania’s line of low-mercury Energy Star CFLs contains only 3 milligrams of mercury—even less than the new, environmentally minded industry standard of 5 milligrams.
Photo Courtesy Sylvania
Install a wood-burning or gas insert into an existing masonry fireplace to increase efficiency and reduce particulate and carbon-dioxide emissions.
Photo Courtesy Vermont Castings
Voltaic Systems packs and messenger bags have built-in solar panels that generate up to 4 watts—enough to re-juice your cell phone, PDA, camera, MP3 player or two-way radio.
Photo Courtesy Voltaic Systems

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