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Save Big on Energy Bills With These Small HVAC Changes

With a few small changes in your energy habits and practices, you can obtain meaningful savings on your utility bills. While any one of these small changes might not save a bundle, when you add them up, you’ll realize big savings. Try the following:


Discover Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement Unit

Discover Why You Should Buy an HVAC System, Not Just a Replacement Unit

If you’re looking at the possibility of replacing your air conditioner in the near future, you may be considering whether you should replace only the malfunctioning unit or the entire HVAC system. There are several different factors to consider, so it’s worth looking at both sides.


Lower Energy Bills are a Wonderful Gift to Yourself

Lower Energy Bills are a Wonderful Gift to Yourself

The days are getting colder, the temperatures lower, and your energy bills higher, so if you knew how to achieve lower energy bills, wouldn’t you take those steps? We have some good news — there are a variety of methods to reduce wintertime and holiday energy bills, and most of them are relatively simple. Try some of these:


Here’s Why Shutting Rooms is a Bad Idea for Energy Conservation

Here's Why Shutting Rooms is a Bad Idea for Energy Conservation

If you want to conserve energy, don’t fall prey to the urban myth about closing vents in seldom-used rooms. The truth is, shutting a room won’t help you save energy, and it can have a number of serious consequences, such as:


Basics of Solar Safety

Basics of Solar Safety

To get all the benefits of solar power, make sure you know some of the basics of solar safety. A solar system installed in your home can substantially reduce dependence on power from the utility grid and cut monthly electric bills drastically. Professionally installed solar systems are mature, proven technology that meets strict electrical and fire codes.


A Whole-House Plan for Energy Savings Involving All Parts of the HVAC System

A Whole-House Plan for Energy Savings Involving All Parts of the HVAC System

If you look for ways to save energy around your home, then take another look at all the parts of your HVAC system. After all, the efficiency of one component affects the function and efficiency that drives energy savings from the others. If you would like help exploring whole-house savings through your HVAC system, read on!


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 »


Caring for Your Windows

Caring for Your Windows

That sunny view through your window can come at a price. Windows are a common source of energy loss in all seasons. Here are tips for caring for them to achieve better home comfort and reduced energy bills.


Insulation is Important for Summer, Too

Insulation is Important for Summer, Too

Insulation does more than keep your home toasty in winter. It provides a thermal barrier, which means it prevents summer’s heat from moving through the walls or attic and into your home. Here is more about that and steps you can take to keep your home cooler all summer long.


This is How to Read the EnergyGuide Label

This is How to Read the EnergyGuide Label

The bulk of your energy bill can be divided up into energy used for cooling and heating costs, water heater, electronics, and small and large appliances. If you take a closer look at them, you may see the EnergyGuide label posted. Do you know how to read the label to increase energy savings on your next purchases?


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