Latest Home energy articles

Electricity bills can be a huge expense. Understanding your home energy usage can help you reduce consumption and lower your home energy costs.

kW vs. kWh: Watts, kilowatts, and kilowatt-hours explained

Watts and kilowatts (kW) are measures of power, or ability to do work, while kilowatt-hours (kWh) are measures of energy, which is power used over time.

Written by Ben Zientara

How much do pellet stoves cost?

The total cost of a pellet stove installation will range between $1,500 and $5,000. Typical operating costs are between $35 and $45 a month.

Written by Cameron Bates

Best Electric Lawn Mowers. Cut Lawns and Costs With Battery-Powered Mowers

A guide to battery-powered and robotic lawn mowers that help you get charged for mowing, or sometimes letting them do all the work, while you enjoy some tea—or other beverages.

Written by Chris Meehan

How much electricity prices increase per year in the U.S.

The average electricity cost increase per year in the U.S. is about 2-3%, but several factors can affect that rate for individual states and utility companies.

Written by Ben Zientara

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

The Sun Number score represents how suitable a home is for solar on a scale from 1 to 100, but how much does it actually matter?

Written by Catherine Lane

The best solar panels for homes (2024 guide)

SolarRevews’ picks for the best solar panels of 2024 are Qcells, JA Solar, and Silfab. What other brands made the top 10? Read to find out!

Written by Catherine Lane

10 tips for getting the best solar quotes

Don't get ripped off! Here's how to get solar quotes for high-quality equipment, at competitive prices, from solar installers with top reviews

Written by Andy Sendy

10 energy-saving tips: energy conservation and energy efficiency

Energy conservation is easier than you think, read our top 10 tips to help you reduce your energy use and save money on your electricity bill.

Written by Ana Almerini