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November 17, 2015

You Can Save Money by Resetting Your Programmable Thermostat

One thing that’s important to remember about programmable thermostats is that your programmed settings for one season aren’t going to work in another season. In other words, if you haven’t already done so, you should reset your programmable thermostat for the wintertime. Basically, the idea is to program “setbacks” in your programmable thermostat when the house is empty during the day and at night when everybody’s sleeping. If you do this on a consistent basis, your annual energy savings can […]
November 12, 2015

Don’t Slack on Safety — Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall

If your home doesn’t have a carbon monoxide detector, be sure to install one outside every bedroom door. If your home is already equipped, test each detector monthly and replace batteries twice a year. Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is colorless, odorless and invisible, so it’s virtually impossible for humans to know if there are dangerous levels of the gas in their home. Carbon monoxide detectors test the air inside houses constantly, protecting occupants from CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide gas is […]
November 10, 2015

Water Heater Maintenance: Have a Pro Flush the Sediment

It is easy for homeowners to forget about a water heater unless something goes wrong. However, water heaters need regular maintenance in order to work safely and efficiently. An important part of this is flushing out the sediment. Here is why you should have a professional flush your tank every six months. Sediment Reduces Energy Efficiency Water contains naturally-occurring minerals and in time, these minerals separate from water and settles at the bottom of the tank. As this debris collects, […]
November 5, 2015

Keep Fall Allergy Symptoms at Bay with Improved Indoor Air Quality

For allergy sufferers, the transition to fall means more than just cooler weather and preparation for the holidays. It can also mean significant discomfort as allergy symptoms kick in. By improving the indoor air quality of your home, however, you can help minimize these symptoms. The following list showcases a few of the ways you can tend to indoor air quality this season. Change HVAC system air filters: Make sure your heating system has new filters in place when you […]