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January 14, 2015

A new law requires 10-year batteries in smoke alarms for all new and existing Florida homes.

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January 13, 2015

First-time borroweres could save as much as $900 per year with the reduction in mortgage insurance fees recently announced by President Barack Obama.

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January 12, 2015

The Department of Energy funded a paper that is avialable for comments from the public.

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January 08, 2015

The Naitonal Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado is examining a new way that woudl allow home appliances to communicate with the power grid using an Internet connection.

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January 07, 2015

New solar panel rules requiring residents to seek a special permit prior to installation have upset those living in a Texas community.

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January 06, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas features connected home technology including light bulbs, thermostats, and other items that users can benefit from intsalling in their home upgrades.

January 05, 2015

The Commerce Department is issuing steep tariffs on solar panels from China after discovering unfair subsidies were being issued by the Chinese government in addition to other infractions.

January 02, 2015

Opinions vary on how much rates will change in 2015, but many still expect them to rise.


December 31, 2014

Abandoned homes in three Midwestern states are being torn down to reduce crime and help boost the real estate market.


December 31, 2014

A college professor developed a way to utilize more than 2 billion plastic bottles for roof thatching.


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