Lower Energy Bills: A Helpful Gift to Yourself This Season

Lower Energy Bills: A Helpful Gift to Yourself This SeasonGiving yourself the gift of lower energy bills is the perfect way to celebrate the coming holidays. Here are some easy-to-implement strategies to curb your household energy usage over the holidays and throughout the entire heating season too.

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How to Perform Your Own Home Energy Tests

How to Perform Your Own Home Energy TestsIf you’re like many other homeowners, you’re concerned about reducing your household energy usage and lowering your utility bills. Performing some basic energy tests around your home can help you locate areas where waste is occurring, so you can take steps to improve overall efficiency. Here’s some advice on common areas with inefficiencies and what you can do to save energy.

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Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Cold Weather

Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Cold WeatherWith winter nearly here, resetting the programmable thermostat in your Middletown area home should be on your autumn to-do list. The programming and setbacks you implemented for the cooling season no longer will work when your home transitions from cooling to heating. Plus, you won’t achieve the advertised benefits of your fancy programmable thermostat if you don’t set it for daily energy savings in whatever season.

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Is Your Home Equipped With Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Is Your Home Equipped With Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors?Carbon monoxide detectors are critical pieces of safety equipment for any home that uses any fossil fuel for heating. The following information will help understand why this is true and what to do to keep your carbon monoxide detectors working.

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What Should You Consider Before Leaving for Winter Vacation?

What Should You Consider Before Leaving for Winter Vacation?Before you leave the cold of a Middletown winter for a trip of any length, take some time to perform vacation maintenance for your furnace. Besides helping your furnace run more efficiently, you’ll have a sense of security leaving your home behind. Home plumbing is vulnerable to freezing in the winter and the cost of leaving your heating system on is small compared to fixing frozen pipes and the damage they cause.

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Why Should You Choose a Heat Pump?

Why Should You Choose a Heat Pump?If you’re facing the replacement of your HVAC system, you may be thinking about other options than your present forced air furnace and air conditioner.

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Ensure Your Furnace is Ready for the Winter

Ensure Your Furnace is Ready for the WinterFalling outdoor temperatures are a sign that winter is fast approaching, so now’s the time to get your furnace ready for the season. Taking the following steps now can give you peace of mind that everything is working safely, reliably and at maximum efficiency.

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HVAC Solutions You Should Be Thankful For

HVAC Solutions You Should Be Thankful ForIf you’ve decided it’s time to replace your older HVAC equipment, you have an ideal opportunity to upgrade to the latest home comfort solutions. When you choose the following features for your new HVAC system, you can be thankful for a boost in comfort, greater energy efficiency and better indoor air quality too.

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Installing Radiant Heating is Ideal During This Time

Installing Radiant Heating is Ideal During This TimeIf you’d like to install radiant heating, you may be concerned that it’s too late in the season. Fortunately, seasonal constraints only apply if it’s going into a new concrete slab that needs warm weather to cure properly.

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The Basics on Energy Star Guidelines

The Basics on Energy Star GuidelinesHave you ever wondered how products certified by the Energy Star program earned their “star” status, and if they lived up to their claims for better comfort and performance? If so, read on to learn more about the program’s guidelines for product certification, and the benefits you’ll receive by upgrading to Energy Star-certified HVAC systems.

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