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Good Reasons To Get A Programmable Thermostat When You Upgrade Your HVAC System

If you’re getting ready to upgrade your HVAC system, you’re making a wise decision. Modern, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment offers great savings on energy costs. In order to really maximize the energy savings from your new system, there are two other things you should do. First, make sure you have no leaks in your…

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Selecting A Tankless Water Heater: Assessing Location, Size And Demand

Does your Metro-East home require a new water heater?  Don’t overlook the potential benefits that a tankless water heater provides when exploring various systems. When you’re evaluating tankless systems, you’ll need to know how to assess location, size and demand, in order to select a water heater that will suit your needs. First of all, however, it’s…

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Springtime Allergies Bothering You Indoors? 3 HVAC Tips That Should Help

Spring has sprung and the allergy season is here. Springtime allergies that are the result of pollen, mold and even pet dander may be bad enough when you’re outside, but can actually be worse inside your home. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The inside of your home should be a comfortable refuge…

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Think of Your Summer Vacation As An Energy Saving Opportunity

Most people don’t think of a summer vacation as an opportunity to save money, but that’s exactly what it is if you take the proper steps before heading out the door. You don’t need to waste money and contribute more CO2 to the environment powering an empty home. Reduce demand to the minimum necessary for…

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Lowering Your Home’s Cooling Load To Lighten Your Energy Costs

As the summer heats up, take a load off your energy bill by lowering your home’s cooling load. Keeping heat and sunlight out of your home as much as possible is one of the simplest ways to reduce the load on your cooling system. Cut heat gain by a third through strategic planting of trees,…

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Smart Decision Making With The EnergyGuide Label

Shopping for new appliances can be a little overwhelming — especially if you have little or no prior knowledge and haven’t had time to do research. While you can always ask a home comfort specialist to clarify terms and explain product differences, it’s important to learn how to compare different options yourself. Of course, one…

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Boost Home Energy Efficiency With These Fall Projects

After a long summer, these cooling fall days in the greater St. Louis metro area are a perfect time to take on a few DIY projects designed to improve home energy efficiency. Once the cold winds start blowing, you’ll be in position to settle in for the winter and enjoy savings from lower utility costs.…

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