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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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Insulation — From Batts To Loose Fill, A Guide

Insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer by providing thermal resistance in areas where heat is likely to escape or (in the summer) enter your home. There are many different forms of insulation available today. These are all quick guidelines to the types of insulation that are available…

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Prevent, Repair Frozen Pipes with These Handy Tips

Frozen pipes are a potential concern for any homeowner living in a region with cold winters. Whether you are at home or away on a trip, frozen pipes can result in serious flooding that results in costly repairs and numerous headaches. How Water Freezes in Pipes As one might expect, water can freeze in pipes whenever…

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Ice Dams: The Telltale Sign That Your Attic Needs Attention

Ice dams on your roof in the winter are not just a nuisance. Once ice develops on your roof’s eaves, serious damage can occur to the home. In addition, ice dams can be a sign of significant problems within your attic. Southwest Illinois is particularly vulnerable to ice dams. Due to our position bordering the…

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Top 5 Energy Sappers and What To Do About Them This Winter

Achieving a comfortable indoor temperature in the winter can be a balancing act between your household finances and building a good buffer against the chilly temperatures outside. This problem worsens if you are unaware of the energy and heated air that may be literally leaking away from your home. Energy Sappers Hurt Your Hip Pocket…

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Getting A Grip On Your Heating Costs

Living in the Midwest, you know that finding ways to manage heating costs is a priority every winter. In fact, heating costs often comprise well over half of a homeowner’s total energy budget, so it’s wise to figure out how you can reduce heating costs, without impacting home comfort. There are a variety of ways…

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ERVs Give You a Breath of Fresh Air with Minimal Energy Loss

During the winter months, most homeowners are concerned with keeping the cold air out and the warm air inside. Sealing air leaks and having adequate insulation do go a long way toward maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. But these things can also prevent you from getting the adequate fresh air needed to maintain a…

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