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Efficiency

How to Prep for Power Outages

How to Prep for Power Outages

Power outages may occur anytime and anywhere. Outages may result from severe winter weather, nearby construction, accidents or planned outages. The key is to be prepared for the worst when the lights blink off in your home. Read on for tips on how you may prepare for your next power outage.


Your Attic: Does it Waste Money and Energy?

Your Attic: Does it Waste Money and Energy?

A home’s attic space is more prone to heat loss in winter and heat gain in warmer months than any other area of the home. The good news is that much of this can be prevented by ensuring this space is insulated and air-sealed. Here is more about preventing energy loss through the attic. Air Leaks Inadequate insulation increases home energy bills, but so do air leaks in the attic. It is most practical to seal air leaks before adding new insulation. Insulation alone is not sufficient for preventing energy loss from air infiltration. Waiting to check for air leaks… Read More »


Ways to Save Money and Increase Energy Efficiency this Season

Ways to Save Money and Increase Energy Efficiency this Season

Improving your home’s energy efficiency for winter cuts energy costs without having to sacrifice any comfort. The steps you take to save energy also help lengthen the life of your major appliances and increase home safety.


Installing Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures Can Save You Money

Installing Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures Can Save You Money

Saving money on your monthly water expenses starts with water conservation, and the best way to conserve this limited resource is with water-efficient plumbing fixtures. The following is a short list of fixtures and systems you can install to help you reduce your water usage and save money on your utility bills.


Different Options for Air Sealing Your Home

Different Options for Air Sealing Your Home

Over time, even the most airtight structure will develop leaks where conditioned air seeps out and unconditioned air filters in. The leaks can also allow unwanted humidity and airborne particulates, such as pollen and dust, inside. Furthermore, the unconditioned air that seeps inside will compromise air conditioner and furnace efficiency, driving up utility bills. If this is happening in your home, air sealing is the way to prevent it.


Consider These Tips to Tackle Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home

Consider These Tips to Tackle Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home

All those hot and cold spots in your home add up to discomfort, and with a little effort, it’s not hard to identify and correct the problems that cause them. In the best of all worlds, homes would be evenly comfortable, but their design, solar exposure and normal wear often create some challenging conditions.


Determine If Your House Could Benefit From a Home Energy Audit

If your household energy consumption is too high but you’re not sure how to improve efficiency, a home energy audit can provide the answers. An audit can identify specific causes of energy waste and show you what upgrades to make to lower your energy bills by up to 30 percent.


Weatherize Existing Windows for Increased Energy Efficiency

Your windows are one of the main causes of heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. This means that they play a significant role in the cost of keeping your home comfortable. If you can afford it, you can replace your windows with more energy efficient ones; however, this isn’t always feasible. One of the best ways to keep your electricity costs down is to weatherize existing windows. Here are some of the ways that this can be done.


SEER, EER and COP: Good Terms to Know When You A/C Shop

While you likely relish having a nice and cool place to come home to during the summer, you probably don’t enjoy the increase in energy costs every month. If you’ve been considering purchasing a new A/C, choosing one that is energy efficient can go a long way towards reducing your monthly expenses. To ensure you get the most bang for your buck, it’s vital that you understand what the efficiency rating you see on a different systems means. Get the scoop on SEER, EER and COP so you can make an informed decision that will help you find the an… Read More »


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