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Measure Your Energy Savings With A “Yardstick”

The concept of using a so-called “yardstick” to measure a home’s energy use was devised by Energy Star, a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. This measuring device was designed to reduce our nation’s consumption of nonrenewable energy sources, and while it’s not an actual yardstick, a lot…

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Priority Steps You Can Take So Home Comfort And Savings Come First

You want to be comfortable in your home, but you want to save on your energy bill as well.  The average home spends nearly $2,000 a year on energy costs, but you can lower this amount by making use of these tips for energy savings without sacrificing home comfort: Use the microwave.  Not only does…

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Degree Days: How They Figure Into Your Energy Calculations

At the end of every month, if you’re like a lot of homeowners, you look at your utility bills to see how much energy you have used over the course of the past month. In the winter and summer, the cost of heating and cooling your house will go up drastically. In order to calculate…

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Water Heater Insulation Reduces The Loss Of Heat Energy

Your home’s water heater is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment you have. It provides a vital resource to you and your family members. Because your hot water system is such a vital part of your home’s comfort, it is used often, and will account for a good portion of the amount you…

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Improving Household Energy Efficiency — Step One, An Energy Audit

If your heating bills seem to be out of hand this winter in the Metro-East area, your energy efficiency may be failing. A whole constellation of factors contribute to how much it costs to heat and cool your home, and inviting an energy auditor to review your home will help eliminate any second guessing on…

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The Blower Door Test: An Essential Part of Your Expert Home Energy Audit

If you’re having a home energy audit conducted, a blower door test likely will be an important part of this home assessment. This test will establish how airtight your Hamel, Illinois home is. This means that you can identify places where warm air can leak into your interior from the outside in the summer and…

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Improve the Comfort of Your Maryville Home With a Professional Energy Audit

Chances are, your home has a variety areas where energy is being lost or wasted, making your utility bills unnecessarily high. A professional energy audit can help you learn how and where you can save on energy use and expenditures in your southwest Illinois home. A home energy audit is an assessment of your home’s energy…

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