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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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Improving Household Energy Efficiency — Step One, An Energy Audit

If your heating bills seem to be out of hand this winter in the Metro-East area, your energy efficiency may be failing. A whole constellation of factors contribute to how much it costs to heat and cool your home, and inviting an energy auditor to review your home will help eliminate any second guessing on…

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Factors to Consider When Choosing an HVAC Contractor

Are you in the market for a new HVAC contractor and don’t know what questions to ask or the guidelines you should follow? To ensure that you’re not in the dark when making your decision, here are some factors to consider when choosing an HVAC contractor: Ask around – There’s a good chance that someone you…

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