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Progammable Thermostat Settings — Tips For Maximum Energy Savings

With a programmable thermostat installed in your home, you will have the potential to heat your home more efficiently year round. However, simply having the device is not enough. You must manage your thermostat settings correctly in order to see the full benefits. The federal Energy Star program states that it’s possible to significantly reduce…

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How A Zoned System Makes Sense For Whole-Home Comfort

Does the temperature never seem quite right in your Highland area home? Do some of the rooms seem impossible to heat? Do others rooms always seem too warm? Are your family members battling over the thermostat, with each member complaining that he or she is too warm or cold? A zoned system may put an end to…

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Heat Loss Afflicting Your Household? Follow These Steps and See Results

The cost of heating your home in the winter can be quite the budget-buster, and even more so if your home isn’t energy efficient. Consider the following steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency and reduce heat loss to the outside: Check the age of the ductwork: Old ductwork, or ductwork that wasn’t designed or 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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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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5 Boiler Troubleshooting Tips To Help Keep Your Cool

When your boiler isn’t working properly, it may make you a little hot-tempered. But before you blow your stack, first address these common problems by doing a little boiler troubleshooting. The answer may be easier than you think. Thermostat. The tiny control on your wall may cause your big boiler not to perform up to…

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Why Go WiFi? 5 Things These Thermostats Can Do For You

One of the best opportunities to save money and improve the comfort of your home is with a WiFi thermostat. Here are five reasons that might convince you to switch. 1. Remote access to thermostat: Imagine being able to access your thermostat and change its settings when you’re not home. A WiFi thermostat allows you…

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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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A Heat Pump Tuneup Can Extend the Life of Your Heating and Cooling System

Your heating and cooling system is designed to shield you from both bone-chilling winter weather and hot, humid summer temperatures year after year, with little or no complaint. The better it works, the less you think about it. Unfortunately, if neglected for too long, your heat pump will begin to lose efficiency, and you’ll start…

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