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August 11, 2016

Keeping Your Windows Well-Maintained

When trying to make their homes more energy-efficient, many homeowners look at changing their HVAC system. This is an effective solution, but it isn’t the only area that you can address to see savings.   A surprising amount of energy is lost through a home’s windows. This is especially true in older homes and homes where the windows haven’t been properly sealed. By making some simple repairs and changes, you can improve your home’s energy-efficiency and reduce your utility bills. […]
August 9, 2016

This is Why Insulation is Important in the Summer Months

One of the most common misconceptions in home efficiency is that insulation is designed to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter. This is only a half-truth. Insulating materials keep your home comfortable and efficient during the summer months, too! Why Insulation is Important Year-Round To be more specific, insulating materials are designed to keep heat in its place, rather than acting as a warming material like a blanket. Heat energy naturally seeks to move from a warmer […]
August 4, 2016

Look for a Pro With These HVAC Certifications

Your HVAC system provides you essential heating, ventilation and cooling services to keep you comfortable all year long. When it’s time for maintenance, a repair or an HVAC replacement, you don’t want just any old Tom, Dick, or Harry working in your home. Make sure your contractor sends a skilled technician with the right HVAC certifications and credentials. NATE Certification Becoming certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization is the pinnacle which career-minded HVAC technicians strive. NATE isn’t […]
August 2, 2016

How to Read and Use the EnergyGuide Label

At first glance, the yellow EnergyGuide label you see on new home appliances may seem a bit confusing. The bar graph is simple enough, which indicates how an appliance’s efficiency compares to others. However, other information may not be so visually easy to decipher, such as SEER ratings or estimated energy costs. Read on to learn how to read the useful information on EnergyGuide labels and how to use the info to your advantage. EnergyGuide Program The EnergyGuide program was […]