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When It Comes To Precision Tune-Ups, Twice A Year Is Better

Your heating and air equipment is an investment for your family. You expect long life and years of consistent performance from both your furnace and air conditioner (or heat pump if you use one). The best way to get those long years of dependability is by having an annual precision tune-up on both. Before each season begins,…

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Consider Your Insulation Options

There are several insulation products that can be used to improve the insulation of your home and reduce energy costs. The installation method is dictated by the insulation type. The effectiveness of insulation is measured by its thermal insulation or R value, normally shown as a value per inch of thickness; the higher the value…

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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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Crawlspace Plus Insulation Equals Comfort

Some difference of opinion has been aired in recent years over the venting of crawlspaces. One line of thinking is that ventilation reduces moisture, and for that reason building codes sometimes require it. The opposing point of view is that open vents might actually create moisture problems in homes that don’t have proper moisture control…

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Three Good Reasons To Consider Continuous Attic Ventilation

High attic temperatures in the middle of hot, humid August are unavoidable, but the difference between 100 degrees and 135 degrees is huge.  The lower temperature is possible only if you have proper continuous attic ventilation.  Here are three reasons why a lower temperature and greater air flow in your attic are desirable. Reduces cooling and…

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Insulation: Know The Magic Number?

Warm air naturally flows to cool places, and it’s up to your hard-working HVAC system to get that warm air out of the house in the summer and bring it in during the winter. Insulation impedes air flow and takes a lot of the work load off your furnace or heat pump. R-value is a…

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Buttoning Up Your Home For Cold Weather: 19 Tips

With winter on its way, here are some tips to help keep your home warm and energy efficient for when the cold weather arrives: Change Your Furnace Filter:  If too much debris has collected, your heating system has to use more energy to push air through. Dress Warmer:  This lets you lower your thermostat while…

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A Little Insulation Goes A Long Way — Develop A Cost-Effective Strategy

Before winter arrives in the Metro-East area, you want to make sure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. This will help you stay warm in your house while also keeping your heating costs minimized. One of the best ways to do this is to add cost-effective insulation throughout your house. Insulation can be installed…

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Insulation — From Batts To Loose Fill, A Guide

Insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer by providing thermal resistance in areas where heat is likely to escape or (in the summer) enter your home. There are many different forms of insulation available today. These are all quick guidelines to the types of insulation that are available…

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Ice Dams: The Telltale Sign That Your Attic Needs Attention

Ice dams on your roof in the winter are not just a nuisance. Once ice develops on your roof’s eaves, serious damage can occur to the home. In addition, ice dams can be a sign of significant problems within your attic. Southwest Illinois is particularly vulnerable to ice dams. Due to our position bordering the…

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