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Summer Energy Saving Tips

Although it’s tempting to crank up the AC when summer’s at its peak discomfort level, you may regret it when your energy bills arrive. The thing is, you CAN stay comfortable in your home this summer without overspending! Don’t let the Metro East IL heat drain your energy or your bank account! Read on to …

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Buyer’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

When facing a hot and humid Illinois summer, you need a reliable air conditioner that can ensure your home is cool no matter the temperatures outside. Without one, you may find yourself sweating in places you never thought possible! (Gross—we know!) Don’t swelter in this heat any longer than you need to. What would you …

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Get With the Program: Programmable Thermostats

They’re more than just a hot high-tech gadget—programmable thermostats are tools that help you regulate the comfort level of your home and save money on your energy bills. Easy to install and easy to use, programmable thermostats, along with zoning systems, customize your home’s heating and cooling systems to maximize their efficiency. Digital Thermostats and …

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Winter-proof Your Home for Energy Efficiency

Do your energy bills shoot up when winter hits? Do you feel cold air sneaking in around your home’s doors and windows? Get your Metro East Illinois home ready for cold weather with these smart winter-proofing tasks. The Usual Suspects: Doors and Windows They are the most susceptible spots in your house—any compromise in the …

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Is Your Programmable Thermostat Acting Up? Troubleshooting Tips to Try

Programmable thermostats allow you to program your heating and cooling system to operate at a reduced capacity when you’re away from home or asleep, which leads to lower energy bills. While most programmable thermostats work efficiently and reliably, problems can occur. Knowing what common issues to look for can resolve the issue without a call …

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A Correctly Programmed Thermostat Can Help You Save

Some 42 percent of home energy costs are directly related to heating and cooling, according to the Energy Information Administration. A correctly programmed thermostat can help cut some of those energy costs, but it takes knowing how to use your programmable thermostat in order to realize those savings. Programmable thermostats let you program set your …

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Upgrading To A Smart Programmable Thermostat? Now That’s Using Your Head

Upgrading to a smart programmable thermostat is a wise decision that benefits the environment and your wallet. Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set the temperature in your home based on your daily and weekly schedules. While this saves energy dollars by cutting back the heating or air conditioning when home occupants are not home or …

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Thermostat Selection — Smart Options And Features To Keep In Mind

It is easy to view your thermostat as simply the device that turns your heat or air conditioning on and off. For all intents and purposes, that’s their primary function, but modern thermostats offer a world of additional features. This makes thermostat selection a key part of your overall home-comfort strategy. Some estimates put the …

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Programmable Thermostat Selection In 3 Easy Steps

You can save about 10 percent utility costs during the cooling months by turning up your thermostat 10 degrees for eight hours a day, according to the federal Energy Savers program. The same applies during the heating months by turning back the thermostat for eight hours. By incorporating the right programmable thermostat into your daily …

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Progammable Thermostat Settings — Tips For Maximum Energy Savings

With a programmable thermostat installed in your home, you will have the potential to heat your home more efficiently year round. However, simply having the device is not enough. You must manage your thermostat settings correctly in order to see the full benefits. The federal Energy Star program states that it’s possible to significantly reduce …

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