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Catch Us on YouTube!

Home Energy Management has plenty of original content on YouTube to keep you up to speed on residential energy …

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NEW CFL Infographics

What do you do when your CFL burns out? Do you throw it away or can it be recycled? …

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Savings Through Insulating

In June, “The EPA Blog”, formerly The Energy Star Current, addressed saving on energy costs with proper insulation. After sealing your …

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Indoor Air Pollution

EPA’s guide Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals provides excellent information on indoor air quality for both …

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After the Flood: Inspect, Purge, and Disinfect Your Well

This factsheet offers instruction on what to do with your well after a flood.

10/23/18Disaster Recovery
Clean debris from gutters regularly.

Preventive Home Maintenance Check-Up

This publication offers a simple guide to home maintenance and includes an inspection checklist.

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery

What Is the Difference Between a Sweetpotato and a Yam?

Several decades ago, when orange-fleshed sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States, producers …

What to Do If You Lose Your Job: Preparing for the Search

This factsheet offers information on what to do if you lose your job.

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Why Do Septic Systems Fail?

This publication describes common causes for septic tank failures and suggests steps you can take …

9/26/18SoilFacts
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What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …