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HVAC Energy Efficiency Standards Are Going Up: What’s in Store for Your Southwest Illinois Home?

Several years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established new HVAC energy efficiency standards in an effort to curb energy consumption. They divided the country into separate regions based on their heating and cooling needs and based the higher standards on each region’s need for heating and cooling. Southwest Illinois and St. Louis fall …

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Landscaping Helps Improve Your HVAC System’s Efficiency

While the connection between landscaping and the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system may not be obvious, enough studies on the subject have been conducted to confirm a relationship between the two. In the blazing heat and humidity of a southwest Illinois summer, it just makes good sense to make things a little …

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