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Caulk & Weather Stripping: The Importance Of Proper Application

Caulk and weather stripping are two simple ways to create a sealed envelope around your home. Without it, your heating and cooling system will work harder than it should have to, and this will drive up your monthly power bills. Proper application is the key to getting the full benefit of weatherizing. Finding the Leaks…

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Using Information From A Professional Energy Audit To Stop Energy Losses

People will give you energy saving advice every time you turn around — seal air leaks, replace your windows, adjust your thermostat — but the best way to determine how you can save the most energy is with a professional energy audit. Every Metro-East home is unique, and no quick solution will work for everyone.…

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Carbon Monoxide Leaks From Your Garage: What You Should Know

Concerns over carbon monoxide leaks have caused many homeowners to install CO detectors in their homes and ensure that fuel-burning equipment is safe to operate. However, homeowners with attached garages should also be concerned about carbon monoxide leaking into the home from the garage. Studies support the notion that homes with attached garages may be…

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Sealing the Air Leaks in Your Hamel-Area Home: a 3-Step Strategy

The reason for sealing air leaks in your home is to keep conditioned air inside and hot or cold air outside. No matter the season, the goal is the same. If you want to enjoy a tighter home and lower energy bills as quickly and affordably as possible, follow this three-step strategy. Start with the largest air…

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Prevent, Repair Frozen Pipes with These Handy Tips

Frozen pipes are a potential concern for any homeowner living in a region with cold winters. Whether you are at home or away on a trip, frozen pipes can result in serious flooding that results in costly repairs and numerous headaches. How Water Freezes in Pipes As one might expect, water can freeze in pipes whenever…

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Top 5 Energy Sappers and What To Do About Them This Winter

Achieving a comfortable indoor temperature in the winter can be a balancing act between your household finances and building a good buffer against the chilly temperatures outside. This problem worsens if you are unaware of the energy and heated air that may be literally leaking away from your home. Energy Sappers Hurt Your Hip Pocket…

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ERVs Give You a Breath of Fresh Air with Minimal Energy Loss

During the winter months, most homeowners are concerned with keeping the cold air out and the warm air inside. Sealing air leaks and having adequate insulation do go a long way toward maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. But these things can also prevent you from getting the adequate fresh air needed to maintain a…

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Conduct Routine Duct Sealing Maintenance this Spring

Your southwest Illinois home’s ductwork does a lot of work throughout the year, especially in the winter. When you get a bit of respite from extreme weather in the spring, consider performing routine duct sealing maintenance to patch up any leaks. The Problems Air leaks are the most common problem with ducts, and can hurt…

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Put a Stop to Inefficient Air Leaks in Your Home

One of the biggest causes of high energy bills are air leaks in the home’s exterior envelope. Keeping a tight barrier between the air in your home and the air outside should be a priority for homeowners year-round. Finding Energy Wasting Air Leaks You have the option of finding the air leaks yourself or hiring…

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