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April 7, 2016

Don’t Forget About HVAC Rebates

Although high-efficiency cooling and heating equipment will reward you with lower energy bills, the higher purchase costs can make this equipment seem out of reach. HVAC rebates bring the costs down, making efficiency affordable. Rebates Extend Your Budget An HVAC rebate lets you claim a partial refund on the amount you spent on heating and cooling equipment and related services. Utility providers and equipment manufacturers offer these incentives to help homeowners afford higher-efficiency equipment. Most of these rebates are available […]
April 5, 2016

What You Need to Know About Home Energy Evaluations

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably suspect that energy is being wasted in your home. Yet, unless you know how and where it’s being lost, you can’t prevent it. Fortunately, professional home energy evaluations can quantify and identify energy waste. While you might be able to perform a basic do-it-yourself energy evaluation yourself, a professional audit is a more comprehensive way to minimize energy inefficiency. What to Expect in an Expert Home Energy Evaluation The energy auditor will tour […]
March 29, 2016

Ways to Control Pollutants in Your Home

Good indoor air quality (IAQ) contributes significantly to good health, and minimizing pollutants is the best way to achieve better IAQ. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air ranks among the worst environmental hazards that people encounter. It’s not difficult to improve by: Avoidance — Many products used in homes contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that pose health hazards. Many cleaning and home improvement products, candles, cosmetics, and anything that contains perfumes emit VOCs. Look for low-VOC […]
March 22, 2016

Signs You Need a New Water Heater

If you heat water with a gas or electric powered storage-tank water heater, once thing you can be sure of – eventually it’s going to fail. You’ll likely be looking for a new water heater in 10 years. And the fact that a failing water heater can create quite a mess and damage your home makes it all the more important to know the main signs of a failing water heater. Signs You Need a New Water Heater Age — […]