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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

Second-Story Heating Up: Fix Uneven Cooling

If you have a two-story home and the second story is heating up too much, it can take a toll on your family's comfort and your energy bills. Fixing uneven cooling like this is challenging because heat naturally rises up to a second story. The issue can be amplified by: Incorrectly-sized or aging equipment. The [...]

By |2018-07-27T21:41:00+00:00August 21st, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|Comments Off on Second-Story Heating Up: Fix Uneven Cooling

Surviving the Hottest Days of Summer

Summer has arrived and it is humid and hot, which leaves us all trying to stay cool whenever possible. The good news is that you can survive the sweltering heat by following these simple tips: Schedule Bi-Annual Maintenance Tune Ups All HVAC systems need regular maintenance tune ups regardless of the age of the unit [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:52:50+00:00July 26th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|Comments Off on Surviving the Hottest Days of Summer

How to Adjust Your Thermostat While School’s Out

During the school year if there's no one home on weekdays, you likely have your thermostat programmed for energy-saving temperature setbacks in the daytime. When the children are home over the summer break, though, you'll have to make changes to your usual HVAC schedule. Here are some factors to consider to help you maximize your [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:45:40+00:00July 19th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings, Thermostats|Comments Off on How to Adjust Your Thermostat While School’s Out

Should I Consider an Attic Tent?

An attic tent helps close a major source of both heat gain and heat loss in your home. In summer, heat from a broiling attic infiltrates downward into living spaces. Heat gain from a hot attic can raise temperatures in air conditioned rooms below by as much as ten degrees. It’s harder to maintain indoor [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:36:04+00:00July 12th, 2018|Energy Savings, Insulation|Comments Off on Should I Consider an Attic Tent?

Ways to Keep Your Guests Cool at Summer Parties

As temperatures rise and flowers are in full bloom, it's a great time to break out the patio furniture and barbecue grill. Before you make your guest list for summer parties, however, it pays to consider how you'll keep guests comfortable without straining your air conditioning system. Here are important tips for keeping guests cool [...]

By |2018-05-30T18:50:59+00:00June 28th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|Comments Off on Ways to Keep Your Guests Cool at Summer Parties

How Weather Can Affect Energy Bills

As temperatures plunge or spike, you pay more because you're using more energy to heat or cool your home. But weather can affect your energy bill in other ways, too. How High Humidity Drives Up Energy Use We know something about high humidity in eastern North Carolina, particularly in the summertime. Because warm air holds [...]

By |2018-05-30T18:39:46+00:00June 19th, 2018|Energy Savings|Comments Off on How Weather Can Affect Energy Bills

Energy Saving Tips For Senior Citizens

For senior citizens living on a fixed income, paying summer utility bills can be a challenge. That's why it's important to adopt energy-saving tips that will help make your home more efficient. These energy saving tips may help you cut down on unnecessary electricity use this summer, while lowering your utility bills. 1. Change the [...]

By |2018-06-01T14:00:24+00:00June 7th, 2018|Energy Savings|Comments Off on Energy Saving Tips For Senior Citizens

Out of Town: Prep Your HVAC for Your Vacation

Take some time for vacation HVAC prep and make sure your house is comfortable and efficient when you get home. While there may be some natural tendency to shut down all systems while you’re gone, for anything longer than a weekend getaway, that’s probably not a good idea for these reasons: In an enclosed house [...]

By |2018-05-01T13:54:44+00:00May 24th, 2018|Energy Savings, HVAC System|Comments Off on Out of Town: Prep Your HVAC for Your Vacation
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