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Whole-House Zone Control Can Save You Money

If you have just one thermostat controlling indoor temperatures, you’re no doubt paying too much to heat and cool your home. That’s assuming your entire house isn’t occupied all at the same time 24/7…but who’s is? The point being, why heat or cool every room equally when there’s no need to do so? To help…

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How to Reduce Home Cooling Costs

There’s nothing quite like relaxing inside your air-conditioned home on a hot summer day. But keeping your AC system running day after day adds a fair chunk to your monthly overhead. So, how does one go about reducing their energy expense load? Keep reading, because there are solid available means than you might realize: Reduce…

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AC System Maintenance

We get the concept of: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And while that’s good advice in many cases, it’s way off the mark in others. Take your air conditioning system, for example. With and average lifespan of 12-15 years, and knowing they’re known to break down without proper care, it makes complete sense…

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Why Am I Losing Heat?

Do you notice anything unusual as you move from one room to another?  You know, like significant variations in temperature?  It’s a common enough problem, and yet one that often goes ignored as people simply get used to it. Still, if indoor temperature changes bother you, rest assured the problem can be identified and corrected? …

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How to Hire a Heating Company

“Let’s see, the guys with the cheapest price?  The ones with the most trucks?  Or how about the company with those adorable TV commercials?” Actually, the right answer is “none of the above. Not that price or number trucks are to be ignored. And who knows: if it weren’t for darling little commercials, maybe you’d…

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Every now and then, life gets in the way of keeping your home in tip-top shape. We could devote three blogs to things that could easily get missed, but today, the focus is on doing what you can to prevent water pipes from freezing and bursting. Here are a few useful and proven-effective tips:  …

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7 Key Home Repairs

Home ownership and a honey-do list go hand in hand here, and yet sometimes that list can get OUT of hand as you try to juggle work, family, friends, and everything else that’s part of your busy lifestyle. While certain home maintenance tasks are easy to place on the back burner without much consequence –…

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Common Winter Mistakes

Whether you’re a winter enthusiast or spend your time counting the days until spring, you still probably enjoy in snuggling up with a fluffy blanket by the fire or in front of your TV and letting the stress of your day melt away. Kind of easy to get lost in that thought, let alone the…

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How to Buy a New Water Heater.

If your current water heater was purchased before April 2015, you are in for a very big surprise the next time you need one. What happened in 2015? A new set of federal energy efficiency standards took effect that not only makes all new water heaters manufactured since them more efficient but now, you have…

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Benefits of Added Home Humidity

You’ve felt it, and perhaps in abundance. We’re talking about how dry your home can get during the winter season. That’s because your heating systems saps your indoor air of much-needed humidity, thus causing all kinds of potential problems. These include bloody noses, sore throats, dry skin, frizzy hair, breathing problems, static electrical shock, plus…

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