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Is Your Programmable Thermostat Acting Up? Troubleshooting Tips to Try

Programmable thermostats allow you to program your heating and cooling system to operate at a reduced capacity when you’re away from home or asleep, which leads to lower energy bills. While most programmable thermostats work efficiently and reliably, problems can occur. Knowing what common issues to look for can resolve the issue without a call…

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How a Zoning System Can Benefit Your Collinsville Area Home

The typical home has an HVAC system that is controlled by one thermostat, which makes it quite difficult to maintain whole-house comfort, even temperatures and reasonable energy bills. If this sounds familiar to you, read on to see if a zoning system can solve these issues in your Collinsville area home. Zoning System Benefits It’s…

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Summertime Energy-Saving Myths: Don’t Believe Them

In an effort to lower cooling costs in the summer, many homeowners follow misguided advice that actually ends up using more energy. Here are some of the most common energy-saving myths and what you should do instead to save money this season. Turning down the thermostat real low will cool the home faster. While at…

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Get With the Program: Programmable Thermostats

They’re more than just a hot high-tech gadget—programmable thermostats are tools that help you regulate the comfort level of your home and save money on your energy bills. Easy to install and easy to use, programmable thermostats, along with zoning systems, customize your home’s heating and cooling systems to maximize their efficiency. Digital Thermostats and…

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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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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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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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Learn Your HVAC Contractor’s Language, And Hold Up Your End Of The Conversation

It can be an intimidating process when researching new heating or cooling equipment for your home or when speaking to an HVAC contractor, if you’re not familiar with the terminology. We’ve provided a short glossary of terms to help you feel more confident when discussing heating and cooling systems with an HVAC contractor. AFUE stands…

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Choosing A Heating Contractor? Make A Wise Choice

Picking a new and efficient heating system for your Metro-East home is the first step toward enjoying greater comfort with lower utility bills this winter. The second step is choosing a heating contractor who can complete the installation correctly. Poor installation can decrease a system’s efficiency by up to 30 percent, causing higher energy bills,…

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