Perhaps surprisingly, Wichita lies on the northern limits of the U.S. “humid subtropical” climate zone. It certainly doesn’t feel that way with average lows at or below freezing November through March, and many homeowners consider upgrades to their heating systems when winter approaches. Some innovative technology could make furnace replacement an even better idea: the…

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There are many things to enjoy and look forward to at this time of year in Wichita, but winter heating bills are not on the list. It can be quite a shock to see your energy costs shoot up when the cold weather hits. Luckily, there are many simple things you can do around your…

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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, according to the song. But that’s not the case if you’re watching your money. It’s so easy to go overboard with all the extra food you need for entertaining and all the presents you need to buy. But it is possible to save energy.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for the 2013-2014 winter to be much colder and much wetter than normal. This may not be cutting-edge science, but if you have ever spent a cold winter’s night in a poorly insulated home in Wichita, you will not want to take chances. There’s still time to ensure that…

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Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that mixes with air and remains undetectable. It is a natural product of combustion from natural gas and other flammable sources. In your home, carbon monoxide may be released from a gas stove, the furnace or a water heater.

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Is your Wichita home ready for a furnace replacement? If so, it’s important to invest in an energy-efficient model that is sized correctly for your home. Before you let your contractor proceed with the replacement installation, make sure you ask the right questions to ensure that you’re getting exactly what your home requires. 

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You may not realize it, but the air inside your home might be more polluted than the air outside. Why? One reason is that energy-efficient homes tend to be well sealed, so the indoor air stays indoors. That means all of the pollutants that get brought into your home stay there. A quality air-cleaning system and…

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