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Installing a Wind Turbine to Generate Electricity for Your Home

Andrea asks, “I’d like to get off the grid by installing wind power to produce electricity. Do you have any recommendations?”

If you live in an area with consistent wind, installing a wind turbine can be an option. Read on to find out more.
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LED Lights from Hampton Bay

These LED surface mounted accent lights are available in battery powered or wired versions, and are great for mounting under cabinets or for accent lighting. LED bulbs stay cool to the touch and use half of the electricity of regular bulbs. They’re easy to install and can last up to 20 years. LED Accent lights from Hampton Bay are available at The Home Depot stores.
Philips SlimStyle LED Light Bulb

Philips SlimStyle LED Light Bulbs

Find out about Philips SlimStyle LED light bulbs, which provide the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb while only using 10.5 watts of electricity. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Save Energy with Dimmer Switches and Motion Sensors

Dimmer switches are a great way to enhance the atmosphere in almost any room of your home, but they’re also a great way to think green. Dimming your lights by half, increases your energy savings on that fixture 40%.

Natural Gas Lanterns: Is Converting from Electric Worth It?

It can be expensive to transfer an electric light to natural gas.
Landscape light in yard near fence.

Advances in Solar Powered Landscape Lighting

Recent advances in solar powered landscape lighting have made them far more effective and efficient. Features to look for when choosing solar landscape lighting include the LED light the NiMH battery and improved solar photovoltaic panels. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford with digital TV.

Digital TV Converter Box

At midnight on February 17, 2009, analog television signals stopped broadcasting over the airwaves in the U.S. and digital signals took their place. Read on to find out about digital converter boxes for analog TVs.

How to Cut Drywall Around Outlet Boxes

It’s easy to make a mistake when measuring and marking the location of electrical outlets on drywall. Watch this video to find out how to do it the right way.
Recessed light fixtures on ceiling.

Interior Lighting: Adding a Pleasant Atmosphere

Good lighting is a must have in any home. Not only is lighting functional, but it also creates a mood and atmosphere in any room. By using different lighting combinations, the same room can take on a whole new look. Read on to find out how.