It isn’t exactly breaking news that energy costs can rise when the temperature drops.   However, you might be surprised at some of the things that can make a difference – a difference in terms of how much money you spend – when it comes to heating your home during the chilly winter months. Here…

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You can find a ton of articles by searching Google for “The Best Thermostats”, but rarely will you find information about your thermostat options.  It’s important for you to understand the differences between types of thermostats and evaluate the pros and cons of each before deciding on a replacement. Types of Thermostats There are four…

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For decades, the majority of vapor compression cooling systems — those found in practically every car, home and office in America — have worked their cooling magic by compressing a chemical compound known as R22, or Freon. This refrigerant is reliable, effective and cheap — but also, unfortunately, extremely detrimental to the environment. Nearly 50…

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February is the time when we begin to reevaluate our New Year’s resolutions. What were they again? It’s common to feel guilty this time of year as we realize we haven’t put as much energy as we had hoped into make positive changes for ourselves and the world around us. Old habits are hard to…

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The 2019 tax season (for tax year 2018) is upon us, which means people are trying to find ways to deduct expenses. Curious if you can write off a new HVAC system on your taxes? Are there any other energy-efficiency improvements that qualify for a federal or state tax credit? The answer is a qualified…

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Picking a furnace for your residence is not difficult. But here are some furnace buying tips and a few features that you might want to consider before buying a furnace or heater for your home. What kind of heating system do you desire? Will it be Gas or Electric? The Gas Furnace The gas heater…

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Did you know that air conditioners account for around 5% of all energy consumed in the U.S.? With all that power being allocated to keep us cool, wouldn’t you want the most energy efficient air conditioner possible in order to help keep your home cool and comfortable this summer? What Are SEER and EER Ratings…

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  If you’re considering replacing your water heater, don’t base it on cost or brand name alone, and for goodness sake, do your homework. Before you buy, consider these five factors to help you determine what unit is really best for your home. Energy Factor Size First-Hour Rating Fuel Overall Cost The Energy Factor (EF)…

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It’s time for kids to go back to school, which means packing PB&J sandwiches, mandating early bedtimes (awww, mom), buying armloads of #2 pencils, and falling back into some semblance of a normal routine, albeit a hectic one. As the kids start a new year of learning, it’s time to school the adults on the ABCs…

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Whether it’s the prickly heat of summer or the bone-chilling cold of winter, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is a top priority. In the old days if you wanted to change the temperature on your heating and cooling unit, you had to do it manually. Now, thanks to cloud technology, you have control…

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