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Let's talk about ceiling fans

Get this: If you raise your thermostat by only two degrees and use your ceiling fan, you can lower cooling costs by up to 14%.

Remember: Fans cool people not rooms...so always turn off your ceiling fan when you leave a room.…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on June 30, 2015 at 6:30am

Can You Save Money by Closing HVAC Vents in Unused Rooms?

Heating and cooling a home use a lot of energy and are a major focus when people try to reduce utility bills. Some have suggested that closing HVAC vents in unused or little used rooms as a way to reduce energy usage and bills, and there are products coming to market that will automate vent closing.

This might seem intuitively like a good idea but is closing vents really beneficial? Are there downside?

A new post at Energy Vanguard suggests the answer may surprise some. …

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Posted by Gregory Homan on June 25, 2015 at 11:32am

A Home Cooling Strategy for Lower Energy Bills

Hot weather has arrived, and you've likely used your air conditioner at least a few times already (if not more). But have you spent the time to ensure that it's running as it should?

And have you considered an overall cooling strategy that could help you run your air conditioner less, save money, and stay cool and comfortable?

EERE Energy Savers has tips that can help you get on track to a comfortable, efficient cooling season. …

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Posted by Gregory Homan on June 24, 2015 at 4:52pm

Ventilation Systems for Cooling

Ventilation is the least expensive and most energy-efficient way to cool buildings. Ventilation works best when combined with methods to avoid heat buildup in your home. In some cases, natural ventilation will suffice for cooling, although it usually needs to be supplemented with spot ventilation,…

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Posted by Gregory Homan on June 12, 2015 at 1:45pm

How to Choose the Right Solar Panels

This is a repost of a blog posting on Home Energy Pros by Jamie Press, posted here with permission.

Whether you've decided to live "off the grid" or simply work eco-friendly energy into your current lifestyle, using solar energy is an ideal way to accomplish the goal. Using photovoltaic technology,…

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Posted by Gregory Homan on May 18, 2015 at 12:00pm

HVAC: Install an Air-Supply Line and a Cold Air Return

Do you enjoy doing things yourself when it comes to your home? Are you ready to have a more comfortable, more enjoyable living environment? Are you a master of DIY projects? Whether you face cold winters, super warm summers or somewhere in between, it’s important to regulate the temperature in your home. You don’t want to leave your comfort to chance! Read on for some tips for installing an HVAC air-supply line and cold air return in your home!…

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Posted by Dan McKee on May 7, 2015 at 3:53am

 
 
 

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