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Seal Air Leaks to Save Energy

Don't let cool conditioner air escape! Seal up air leaks to save energy all year long! >>…


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 24, 2015 at 7:46am

Saving Energy Saves Money

Before installing a renewable energy system, whether it is wind, water, geothermal, or solar, make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible to reduce the size of the system needed.…


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 20, 2015 at 7:57am

Thinking about going solar?

Looking to go solar, but have questions before you do? Learn more about the resources that can gauge your home’s solar potential and even estimate your monthly energy savings:…


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 13, 2015 at 6:21am

How an Air Conditioner Works

TIP: Don't suffer with humidity in your home! Pass a stiff wire through your air conditioner's drain channels to keep them from getting clogged!…


Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 6, 2015 at 6:23am

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 always turn off your ceiling fan when you leave a room.…


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. …


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


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