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If You’re Concerned About Conservation, Start Small With These Energy- and Resource-Saving Tips

Most of us agree that minimizing our impact on the environment is a good thing. If you’re looking to do your part and shrink your environmental footprint, consider the following energy- and resource-saving tips. Air leak sealing. Most homes, old and new, have many air leaks. These air leaks allow warm air to infiltrate in …

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Air Filter Shopping: What’s the Best Choice for Your Illinois Metro East Home?

Is it time to replace the air filter in your forced-air HVAC system? The air quality inside your home can be negatively impacted by a dirty or clogged filter. Energy efficiency is also adversely affected, and your cooling or heating equipment will have to work harder to force air through a dirty filter. When air …

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Understanding What MERV Ratings Mean for Air Filter Efficiency

Understanding the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) for HVAC filters will help you select an appropriate furnace or A/C filter based on the needs of your household without sacrificing heating and cooling performance. MERV ratings range between 1-16 (with 17-20 reserved for High Efficiency Particulate Arresting, or HEPA, filters). As a general rule of thumb, …

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Protect Your HVAC System Investment with an Annual Maintenance Agreement

Hamel ∙ Greenville ∙ Highland ∙ Edwardsville ∙ Maryville ∙ Glen Carbon ∙ And Nearby Areas Annual maintenance agreements can help you save money on your utility bills. Just as with a car or other piece of equipment, the better you care for it, the longer it will last. Typical annual maintenance agreements cover two inspections—one for the air conditioner and one …

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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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By Changing Furnace Filters Regularly, You Can Enjoy Enhanced Comfort & Energy Savings

Most heating and cooling systems rely upon air filters to keep dirt, debris and other materials away from the furnace or A/C’s working parts, as well as to scrub the air before it’s distributed in the home. These air filters, when changed properly, can be an easy way to improve air quality while also keeping …

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Upgrade To Energy-Efficient HVAC Equipment And Save With 2011 Tax Credits

Earlier this year, the government decided to extend federal tax credits on the purchase of energy-efficient HVAC equipment through the end of the year. With 2011 drawing to an end, the time to act is quickly closing. You don’t want to miss your chance to save big on a new system. There are two ways …

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The Fall Chill Isn’t Far Off — Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Precision Tuneup?

Ready or not, the fall chill will soon descend on the Edwardsville area. Now is the ideal time to have your precision tune-up on your furnace, before you start depending on it to keep your family warm. Old or new, the single best thing you can do to get the most out of your furnace is …

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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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Make A Plan For Efficiency With An Energy Evaluation

Are you considering an energy evaluation but aren’t sure what you’ll get? This guide will tell you what you can expect and what an energy auditor will do. A professional energy evaluation is simply an assessment of how your home consumes energy and protects itself from energy losses. It involves testing to see how efficiently …

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