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Getting A Grip On Your Heating Costs

Living in the Midwest, you know that finding ways to manage heating costs is a priority every winter. In fact, heating costs often comprise well over half of a homeowner’s total energy budget, so it’s wise to figure out how you can reduce heating costs, without impacting home comfort. There are a variety of ways…

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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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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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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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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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Why Go WiFi? 5 Things These Thermostats Can Do For You

One of the best opportunities to save money and improve the comfort of your home is with a WiFi thermostat. Here are five reasons that might convince you to switch. 1. Remote access to thermostat: Imagine being able to access your thermostat and change its settings when you’re not home. A WiFi thermostat allows you…

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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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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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Our Whole-House Energy Savings Ideas Just For Metro-East Homeowners

Energy savings is at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds today, fueled by job loss, the economic climate, and rising prices. In general, people are looking for lots of different ways to cut costs, and saving energy is one good way to spend less. Because heating and cooling costs, and energy use in…

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