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Closing Air Vents in Your Edwardsville Home? Think About This First

Closing air vents in a room in your home that’s seldom used during the winter in most cases will not save energy. This is surprising news for many people who may close off the forced-air heating vents to an unused spare bedroom, bathroom or storage area during the winter months in Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and other parts…

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Use These Tips to Lower the Heating Bills of Your Greenville Home

Everyone in Southwest Illinois loves lower heating bills. Luckily there are many things you can do to make this happen. Follow some of these suggestions and leave extra money in your wallet this winter:  Service your heater.  Having your furnace, heat pump or whatever you use to heat your home tuned up, filters replaced, and…

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Is Aging Ductwork Altering the HVAC Efficiency of Your Staunton Home?

How long ago was the ductwork in your home installed? Unless you built the home yourself, you may not know. The fact is that many homes contain the original ductwork that was installed when the house was built. That means that if your home was built in 1960, your ductwork might be over 50 years…

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Heat Loss Afflicting Your Household? Follow These Steps and See Results

The cost of heating your home in the winter can be quite the budget-buster, and even more so if your home isn’t energy efficient. Consider the following steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency and reduce heat loss to the outside: Check the age of the ductwork: Old ductwork, or ductwork that wasn’t designed or installed…

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Installing a New HVAC System? Tips for Properly Sizing the Furnace

When you’re getting ready to replace your home’s central heating system, it’s critical that you take the steps for sizing the furnace accurately. HVAC contractors use special load calculation software to start this process. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J is considered the industry standard when it comes to determining proper furnace size.…

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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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Air Filter Replacement Should Be On Your Winter List of To-Dos

If it’s been a while since you changed your forced-air heating and cooling system’s air filter, it’s time to remedy that situation right away. Air filter replacement is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to keep your furnace performing at peak capacity. Here’s a brief overview of air filter replacement and what it means…

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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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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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