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Crawlspace Plus Insulation Equals Comfort

Some difference of opinion has been aired in recent years over the venting of crawlspaces. One line of thinking is that ventilation reduces moisture, and for that reason building codes sometimes require it. The opposing point of view is that open vents might actually create moisture problems in homes that don’t have proper moisture control…

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Improve the Comfort of Your Maryville Home With a Professional Energy Audit

Chances are, your home has a variety areas where energy is being lost or wasted, making your utility bills unnecessarily high. A professional energy audit can help you learn how and where you can save on energy use and expenditures in your southwest Illinois home. A home energy audit is an assessment of your home’s energy…

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A Little Insulation Goes A Long Way — Develop A Cost-Effective Strategy

Before winter arrives in the Metro-East area, you want to make sure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. This will help you stay warm in your house while also keeping your heating costs minimized. One of the best ways to do this is to add cost-effective insulation throughout your house. Insulation can be installed…

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Forgot Your Furnace Inspection? There’s Still Time

If you didn’t get your home’s furnace inspected this fall, don’t despair. There’s never a better time than the present if you’ve neglected furnace maintenance for a year or more. A furnace inspection and precision tuneup can help you save money on energy bills, improve home comfort, reduce future repairs, extend the service life of…

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Water Heater Insulation Reduces The Loss Of Heat Energy

Your home’s water heater is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment you have. It provides a vital resource to you and your family members. Because your hot water system is such a vital part of your home’s comfort, it is used often, and will account for a good portion of the amount you…

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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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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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