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10 Winter Energy Saving Tips

As it continues to get colder, it's important to ensure that you're not wasting heat. Here are 10 tips to help you keep your home heated and keep your energy bills low: Use the sun to your advantage Even in the winter, the sun can warm your home. To maximize this effect, open the curtains to all of your south-facing windows during the day and then close [...]

17 Ideas for Lowering Your Heating Costs in the Winter

On a cold winter's day, you love the idea of staying indoors, comfortable and cozy thanks to your home's heater. Then you get the heating bill or find that you need to schedule a heating oil delivery sooner than you expected. Home heating is typically one of the most significant utility expenses you face as a homeowner. Heat often makes up more than [...]

Signs Your Heating Oil Tank Needs To Be Replaced

Even the best oil tanks won’t last forever. How do you know when it’s time to replace your home heating oil tank? While other types of equipment can be fixed before replacements are necessary, oil tanks are different. Oil tanks typically cannot be repaired, so it’s best to replace yours when the time is right. So how do you know when it’s time [...]

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Shopping For A Furnace

In a recent article, we discussed seven signs that your furnace may need to be replaced. Once you have made that decision, it’s time to start shopping for a new furnace. To make the buying process go successfully, make sure to avoid the following five pitfalls: 1 - Waiting too long. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to replace your furnace. [...]

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 [...]

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating
Considering a home renovation? You are in good company. In 2015, homeowners in the U.S. spent around $340 billion on home renovation projects. There are many reasons why you might renovate your home, among them, are a desire to improve the energy efficiency of your property and save money on heating and cooling. Learn more about the benefits of [...]

How To Fix Your Frozen Air Conditioner

Regular Maintenance to Prevent Frozen Air Conditioner
​You may think it's bizarre, but even in the summertime your air conditioner can freeze. Even though the icicles look nice and cold, air conditioning units that freeze are not cooling your home properly. If the problem keeps occurring, it can cause long-term damage to the unit and prevent you from enjoying the summertime in comfort. What causes an air [...]

3 Summer Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

No matter where you live across the country, there is one universal truth we all face time and time again — summer weather can be unbearably hot. What this means is that you will want a fully functional air conditioner that will be able to keep you and your family cool over throughout the summer months. This also means minimizing any [...]

How To Save Money On Air Conditioning This Summer

On hot summer days, there is nothing quite so wonderful as a fully functioning air conditioning unit. These days, these handy units are such a big part of our summers that it can be hard to remember how we got along before they existed. One thing that is not quite so wonderful, however, is how expensive they can be to maintain. If you have had an air [...]

Clean The Air In Your Home With These House Plants

One part of the home that is often overlooked is the air itself. While you likely clean your floors and your furniture, are are you doing anything to clean the air? Stagnant air can cause people to develop ailments like dizzy spells, nausea, headaches and other irritations when household pollutants accumulate over a long period of time. This is know as [...]
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