Energy Efficiency and Conservation Category

How To Save On Energy Costs This Winter

For many, winter is an enjoyable time of year. The holiday season is in full swing, family comes to visit and there are perfect conditions for snow sports and activities. However, the winter can also bring with it higher energy costs. In fact, for some households, the monthly billing can increase by about $30, according to the Kotzebue Electric Association. [...]

How You Can Use Duct and Register Fans To Increase HVAC Circulation

As Douglas Trattner explains in an article for Houselogic, homes that frequently have cold spots during the winter or hot spots during the summer may be suffering from poor ductwork. While your HVAC itself may be working properly, problematic ductwork may be negatively affecting your home's comfort and the energy bills that go with it. Trattner [...]

8 Home Insulation Tips

Are you spending a lot of money on heating but you find that your home isn't as warm as you want it to be? The problem may not be with your heating system, but rather with your attic. Because hot air rises, heat tends to keep going, even after passing your ceiling. In fact, according to the DIY Network, 85 percent of a house's heat escapes straight up [...]

7 Signs You May Need to Replace Your Oil Furnace

Although it is some of the most important equipment in your home, your heating system is often overlooked or forgotten about - out of sight, out of mind. It isn't until it stops working that most people pay attention to it, which is the most costly and inconvenient time to replace it. So how do you know if it's time to replace your oil-burning furnace? Here [...]

The Most Effective Way To Heat Your Home

Colder weather is fast approaching, and for homeowners in colder regions of the country, that means it's time to consider the best heating options. Heating has come a long way since the time of wood-burning stoves; There are a number of more efficient, cleaner selections to choose from, but it's important to consider each option carefully to decide which [...]

Selecting the Right Heating Equipment for Your Home

How to Select the Right Heating Equipment Selecting the right heating equipment for your home can make a major difference in your family’s comfort and your home’s energy efficiency. Finding the right type of heating equipment is reliant on a number of factors, including the size of your home, the climate you live in and the type of duct work you can [...]

How To Enjoy Endless Hot Water While Saving Energy: The Tankless Water Heater

Do you like taking cold showers? Probably not. If you have a large family, then getting a hot shower in the morning can be a struggle. Sometimes by the time you get to take a shower, the hot water has already run out. Nothing starts your day out on the wrong foot like having to take a cold shower. Did you know there's a way to have virtually endless hot [...]

Tankless Water Heaters – The Right Choice For Your Wallet and the Environment

If you find that you regularly run out of hot water, you might want to consider a tankless water heater. When you don't have enough hot water, running the dishwasher or taking a shower can become challenging, and this doesn't need to be the case. Luckily, a tankless water heater solves these problems, as our very own Arielle Kimmer explains. Tankless [...]

Investing In A Dual Fuel HVAC System for Year-Long Energy Efficiency

How Old is Your Heat Pump? If you have an older HVAC system, you’re probably throwing away a lot of money each year. If you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bills, look no further than a dual fuel HVAC system. This hybrid energy system provides the best of several types of equipment. A dual fuel system is a combination of a fuel oil [...]

6 Most Common Furnace Issues

When everything is going well with your home's furnace, it is able to keep the temperature indoors at a comfortable, cozy level. You might not even notice it operating in the background when there are no issues. While your furnace is designed to have a long, useful life, there is a chance that something will go wrong with it. In a lot of instances, a [...]
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