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Go Green to Save Green!

We are always on the hunt for finding the best prices through bargaining, cashing in coupons, or tenting out in front of a store for the €œdeal of a lifetime€! Though some would argue they thrive off of the thrill of the hunt, wouldn’t it be great to just control the savings ourselves? By tweaking …

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How Can I Improve the Quality of Air in My Home?

Indoor air in your home can be 8-10 times more polluted than outside air. To improve the air quality in your home, follow these simple steps: Plan routine seasonal maintenance on your heating and cooling equipment. Talk to your heating company about products that can bring outside air and humidity into your home. Purchase top …

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Top 20 Energy-Saving Ideas

Using energy wisely can reduce consumption and save money on utility bills. Some things cost nothing and can save a lot. Listed below are 20 tips that are easy to do: Have your furnace and gas appliances serviced annually by qualified contractor to ensure safety and maximum energy-efficiency. As you “tighten up” your home for energy-efficiency, …

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Are Utility Rebates and Tax Credits for new furnace installations still available?

The answer is YES! Homeowners can get up to $500 from Consumers Energy! Federal tax credits are also expected to continue. It’s not to late to take advantage of several savings programs on high efficiency heating equipment. Consumers Energy rebate checks up to $550 on high efficiency furnaces and boilers Federal Tax Credit €“ amount to be determined Manufacturer …

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How to prevent frozen pipes

There are several actions homeowners can take to prevent frozen pipes. These include: Insulate all pipes in unheated areas (basements, crawl spaces, etc.) Install heat tape on pipes in exposed areas If you leave home for a long period of time €“ shut off the main water valve. Don’t set furnace below 55 degrees Fahrenheit On cold and …

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How can I improve the air quality of my home?

Indoor Air in your home can be 6-8 times more polluted than outside air. To improve the air quality in your home, follow these simple steps: Plan routine seasonal maintenance for your heating and cooling equipment Talk to your heating company about products that can bring outside air into your home and add humidity to the air Purchase top …

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When Should I Replace My Old Furnace?

If it’s over 12-15 years old, the answer is now! Even if your furnace is still running, if it’s over 12 years old, you should seriously consider replacing it by the end of 2010. With the Federal tax credits (up to $1500) and manufacturer investment credits, there’s never been a better time to purchase a new furnace. Homeowners …

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Are High Efficiency Furnaces Worth The Investment?

As the weather cools off and gas bills rise, homeowners start considering the purchase of high efficiency heating units to save money and help the environment. Unlike most major purchases, a high efficiency furnace will actually save you money. Consider the following example. Installation of a 95% efficient furnace in a standard ranch home will …

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Can Heat Pumps cool your home and help reduce heating bills?

Heat pumps are often misunderstood or not understood at all A heat pump is an efficient method of heating a home during the winter and also cooling it during the hot summer months Whether its winter or summer, a heat pump works by moving heat to keep indoor areas comfortable. During winter, heat is collected …

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How to Save Money During the Summer

It’s easy to save money in your home during the warm weather months. Some easy ideas include: Turn up the thermostat for air conditioning. Every degree you turn up can save 1 to 3 % on your electricity bill Replace weather stripping on doors & windows. This can save 5 to 10 % on your …

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