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No-Sweat Ways To Lower Your Summertime Energy Costs

It’s enough of a hassle to deal with the summer heat when you’re outside or getting into your car after it’s been in the sun. You shouldn’t also have to feel the wrath of the high temperatures when you open your energy bills every month. But how do you keep those bills under control without…

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Premier Contractor Ernst’s GeoComfort Geothermal Systems Shine

Geothermal heat pumps can be used to both heat and cool your home.  The efficiency at which this occurs is measured in two primary ways.  For heating, efficiency is indicated by the coefficient of performance, or COP, which declares the relationship between the heat provided and energy input required to produce the heat.  For cooling,…

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Buying A Heat Pump? Advanced Features To Consider

Heat pumps are excellent heating and cooling choices for a number of reasons, including heating efficiency rates of about 300 percent, and cooling efficiency comparable to high-efficiency air conditioners. In addition, if you’re in the market for a new heat pump, you’ll want to consider available advanced features for extended lifespan of the system, improved…

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Reducing Your Heating Load Can Alleviate The Burden Of Your Heating System

With winter looming here in the Highland area, the thought of high utility bills may have you worried. However, with the right knowledge about your heating system and how to reduce its heating load, you can remove the burden of expensive utility costs. Below is a list of steps that you can take to reduce the…

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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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Those Hefty Energy Tax Credits: You Can Still Get Them For Geothermal

You may have heard about the tax credits that were available for upgrading your home with energy-efficient improvements, such as new HVAC systems or insulation. You may have also heard that those energy tax credits expired at the end of 2011. Well, that’s only partly correct. Some of the energy tax credits have expired, such…

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Using a Geothermal Heat Pump to Handle the HVAC Needs of Your Alton Home

A geothermal heat pump is an energy-efficient, reliable system for heating and cooling your home. This system uses the earth’s natural temperatures for heating and cooling the house. When it’s time to replace your current system, geothermal should be on your list for consideration. How Does a Geothermal Heat Pump Work? Geothermal heat pumps rely…

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