Category: Indoor Energy Efficiency Tips

When to Replace A Central AC Unit Posted by Wattson on May 26, 2015

For some homeowners, a visit from a technician to repair a central air conditioning unit brings the news that it is time for a replacement. For others, however, the decision to replace a unit happens before it stops working completely. Don’t wait until you are stuck without air conditioning on a hot day. Use these five signs to help...

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When Should I Get an Energy Assessment for My Home? Posted by Wattson on Apr 23, 2015

An energy-efficient home is not only better for the environment, it is easier on your checkbook, too. An energy assessment is a great way to find out where you can make improvements so you can maximize your energy savings. Although energy assessments are offered year round, we recommend booking your assessment in the spring or fall. ...

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5 Easy Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into an Energy Saving Success Posted by Wattson on Apr 9, 2015

Spring is a great time to refresh your home after a long, buttoned-up winter. While making your usual spring cleaning rounds, consider these tips for tidying up your home's energy usage. 1. Improve Air Flow While you are cleaning baseboards, don't forget to make sure that air vents are clean and not blocked by furniture, draperies, or d...

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3 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill in Under an Hour Posted by Wattson on Mar 23, 2015

Have you ever sat in front of your bank statement at the end of the month and wondered where all your money goes? Have you ever gotten your electricity or gas bill and stared in disbelief at how much money you’re spending just to keep the lights on and your home warm? If so, this blog post is for you! Energy is expensive. The ave...

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Humidity in Your Home – The Key to Comfort & Savings? Posted by Wattson on Jan 21, 2015

Staying comfortable in your home means more than just adjusting the thermostat. Humidity plays an important part when it comes to how comfortable you feel, and therefore how often you're running your heating and cooling systems. Ideal humidity levels can also help stop the spread of common viruses and bacteria while keeping allergies ...

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CFL Lightbulbs! I’ve got an idea that will save you money! Posted by Wattson on Nov 18, 2014

We are the verge of a new energy era. One in which older models of inefficient appliances, equipment, and even tools are being transformed from energy drainers into peak energy performers. One of the easiest and most revolutionary ways you can create a more energy-efficient home is by replacing outdated incandescent light bulbs with C...

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Allergy Season Is Here! Protect Your Home’s Air Quality. Posted by Wattson on Aug 25, 2014

The changing of seasons through autumn and spring are some of the most beautiful times of the year, but for many people with sensitivities, they can also be the most dreaded. If you or someone in your household is often plagued by the sniffling, wheezing, and sneezing that occurs during these peak allergy seasons, there are things you...

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Fix Your Home Energy Leaks First! Posted by Wattson on Jul 31, 2014

Are you considering upgrading your home's heating and cooling equipment to a more energy-efficient model? Before adding a new furnace or water heater to your home, you'll need to determine your current home energy efficiency and the status of any significant air leaks in your home. Air leaks are a common problem both in older construction...

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No Energy Bills, No Energy Problems – The Benefits of A Net-Zero Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 28, 2014

A Net-Zero home is one that has the ability to produce as much energy as it consumes and sometimes more. This is done using clean, renewable energy resources in conjunction with a home that is extremely well-insulated and energy-efficient. While the initial cost of construction may be higher, the benefits of a Net-Zero home make up f...

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Make 2014 the Year Your Home Becomes Energy Efficient Posted by Wattson on Jan 16, 2014

New Year's Day has passed and resolutions have been made, however, it's not too late to add one more to the list: making your home more energy-efficient. Increasing your home's efficiency means you'll save money while being kind to the environment. Almost everyone has room to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, here are four...

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