New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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Start the New Year off fresh by committing to home improvement resolutions. In celebration of the New Year and new beginnings, we have come up with some resolutions for your home that will make it more efficient, clean and beautiful! Below are the most important home improvements for the New Year!

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Saving Energy and Saving Money!

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During the winter it’s hard to cut down costs on electric and heat because you really can’t leave your home or tell the kids to play outside because it’s a nice day.   So here are some energy saving tips for winter.

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Appliances to take extra care of during the summer: Water Heater

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Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.

It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer. This week our appliance to take extra care of this summer is your Water Heater!

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4 Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly this summer

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Summer weather has begun and it’s starting to become difficult to stay cool through long warm summer days. Along with the summer weather, we see our utility bills become relatively higher. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were ways to keep your house cool while keeping the amount of your bills down?

Luckily, we have four helpful ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently without racking up your bills. By following these tips, you can tune up your AC unit and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.

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A Guide to “Going Green” in Honor of Earth Day

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“Going Green”, or leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle to protect the environment and sustain natural resources,  is a lifestyle many of us may enact on a regular basis–or we at least try our best to do so. Changing your lifestyle completely to do this, however, can be difficult.  Many of us know the basics, like the importance of recycling, turning off our lights when we leave a room, and trying to reduce the amount of waste we create.

What you might not be familiar with is how to use your appliances in the most efficient way possible.  Not only do these methods save electricity, water, or natural fuels, they can save you money as well. There are ways to change the way you use all of your main home appliances in order to be more “green”, and you can start doing them right away.  With Earth Day less than two weeks away on April 22nd,  this is the perfect time to make these small changes in honor of your planet.

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What Temperature Should I Keep My Home? | Energy Saving Thermostat Tips

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As the cooler temperatures start creeping in, you’ll likely be turning on the heat soon.  You also probably already know that the temperature you set your thermostat to can have a major effect on your wallet.  You might remember we shared something a little while back where we talked about the best temperatures to set your Air Conditioning, and today we’re going to share a few similar tips for your furnace. Continue reading

What Temperature Should You Keep Your House? | Energy Saving AC Thermostat Tips

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Nobody likes being hot and uncomfortable when they’re trying to relax at home, which is why many of us have turned to Air Conditioners as the solution.  But what temperature should you set it to to beat the heat and avoid draining your wallet?  We’ve got a few suggestions and tips. Continue reading

What to Do With Appliances During Vacation: Spring Break Edition

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What is the first thing you think of when you think of spring break? Most likely you are thinking about the tropical location you are about to visit and the fact that you can bring your kids without them missing any school work. What is the last thing you think of when you think about spring break? Keeping your home energy-efficient and safe is probably the last thing you are checking off your mental list, if you even get that far. Here are a few tips to preparing your home for your departure: vacation-1383402-1920x1920.jpg Continue reading

Want to Save Money & Energy During Those Harsh Winters?

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As we all know, once the new year hits so do frigid winter snow storms! While trying to survive in the seemingly arctic tundra, we are also trying to stay on top of our utility bills. In addition to heating your cozy home you are faced with astronomical energy bills. The major appliances in your home – refrigerators, washers, and dryers all account for a big chunk of your utility bill. To make matters more complex, if your refrigerator or washing machines are more than a decade old, you’re spending a lot more on energy than you need to.

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Save Those Benjamin’s: Be Energy-Efficient In Your Home

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When you see the breakdown of energy usage in the average home, major appliances use approximately 13% of the energy. The millions of homes in the United States collectively use nearly 23% of the country’s energy, and a large amount of this energy is wasted through inefficient heating and cooling systems, old appliances, and leaky windows and ducts. Other than lowering your monthly utility bills, beginning to be energy-conscience can help the environment (and save you some extra cash!). If you are interested in saving up to 25% on your utility bills, check out these tips to preserve energy.

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