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Simple Guide to Transform Your House into a Green Home

Across the nation, millions of homeowners are asking themselves how they can pitch in and help the environment by cutting down on their carbon footprint. This is basically what's known as creating a green home for you and your loved ones. There are many different ways that you can do this, of course, and we've [...]

By |2019-08-02T21:50:30+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on Simple Guide to Transform Your House into a Green Home

Adapting to Higher Temperatures to Yield Energy Savings

There is still time to look at warm weather energy savings by cutting back how long your air conditioner runs each day. In Eastern North Carolina, we still have a lot of warm weather ahead before the cooler temperatures of the Fall season arrive. Keeping your HVAC system tuned up with regular maintenance along with [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:12:22+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on Adapting to Higher Temperatures to Yield Energy Savings

HVAC Energy Efficiency and How it Affects Climate Change

As summer approaches, keeping our homes and businesses comfortable is very important. All the energy that HVAC systems use increases the carbon footprint, which contributes to climate change. Which leads us to wonder if our comfort is worth sacrificing the planet? Fortunately, it doesn't have to come to that. Up to almost 50 percent of [...]

By |2019-05-01T16:06:04+00:00May 21st, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on HVAC Energy Efficiency and How it Affects Climate Change

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Your Home

April 22 is Earth Day, which we celebrate in recognition of the environmental movement started back in 1970. Taking steps to lower your HVAC energy use is an ideal way to celebrate the day, because this is the system that accounts for roughly half of your household energy consumption. Here are some energy-saving ideas worth [...]

By |2019-03-29T20:13:46+00:00April 18th, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on How to Celebrate Earth Day in Your Home

How Can Furniture Affect Your HVAC?

It’s well known that the insulation in your home has substantial HVAC effects on keeping your home comfortable. Less well known is that the furniture inside your home plays a role as well. Most insulation works by holding air in tiny pockets that resist temperature change. Upholstered furniture works the same, especially those that use [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:47:14+00:00March 28th, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on How Can Furniture Affect Your HVAC?

Can Clean Windows Boost Your Energy Efficiency?

Spring cleaning your windows helps freshen up your home's exterior and boosts its curb appeal. Having shiny, clean window panes enhances the aesthetics of your home, but to aid HVAC performance and improve energy efficiency, it's essential to tackle window maintenance, too. Understanding How Windows Affect Energy Efficiency According to the U.S. Department of Energy, [...]

By |2019-03-08T20:01:25+00:00March 26th, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on Can Clean Windows Boost Your Energy Efficiency?

How Does Color Influence Temperature?

Color and temperature go hand-in-hand. Whether the tone of a color makes us feel warm or cold or the color actually retains heat, knowing the way color and temperature interact is important when looking at how to improve energy efficiency in your home. Color and Your Home From the color and material you use on [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:29:54+00:00March 14th, 2019|Energy Savings|Comments Off on How Does Color Influence Temperature?

How Your Roof and Skylights May Affect Energy Efficiency

Because the roof of your home has exposure to the weather 24/7, it can have a substantial impact on your home’s energy efficiency, for better or worse. The many ways that skylights and rooftops make your home less efficient include the lack of insulation, air infiltration, and solar heat gain. All of these issues can [...]

By |2019-01-28T22:34:34+00:00February 26th, 2019|Energy Savings, Insulation|Comments Off on How Your Roof and Skylights May Affect Energy Efficiency

How to Educate Yourself To Save Energy

Educating yourself to save energy can allow you to lower your monthly energy bills, and create a more comfortable home environment. Today, it's easy to learn effective ways to save energy at home through reliable online resources like the following: Home Energy Saver The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Home Energy Saver site offers an interactive [...]

By |2018-11-27T19:30:55+00:00December 4th, 2018|Energy Savings|Comments Off on How to Educate Yourself To Save Energy

6 Ways To Save Money While Staying Warm This Winter

The arrival of winter presents you with two conflicting goals: enjoying a comfortably warm home and saving money on your energy bills. Here are six effective ways to keep your wintertime energy consumption in check without losing out on comfort. 1. Have Your Heating System Serviced To ensure that your heating equipment operates at optimal [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:18:51+00:00November 29th, 2018|Energy Savings|Comments Off on 6 Ways To Save Money While Staying Warm This Winter
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