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7 Appliances that Raise Your Cooling Costs

What’s easier:  keeping a gallon of ice cream cold by putting it in the freezer, or keeping a gallon of ice cream cold by putting it in the freezer and then blowing a hair dryer on it? That’s a no-brainer, …

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4 Energy Efficient Upgrades to Increase the Value of your Home

Raise your hand if watching  shows like HGTV’s Fixer Upper has given you the bug for remodeling.  Even if you already love how your home looks, it only takes one episode of watching Chip and Joanna work their magic to …

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2 Ways Window Treatments Can Help You Save Money

For the most part, our dog’s favorite spot in the house is on top of our bed (we fully admit that we regret ever allowing her up there).  However, when she is not living her best life stretched out on …

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How to Stay Cool and Sleep Well on a Hot Night

It is no wonder that we have a hard time falling asleep when it is hot out.  You know those nights where the air is thick and no matter which way you flip, you just can’t seem to get comfortable?  …

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5 Reasons Temperatures are Fluctuating throughout your Home

In our home we deal with a problem that is probably all to familiar to many of you–the temperatures fluctuate depending on which room we are in.  During the summer months, in order for our second floor to feel moderately …

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How to Use Landscaping to Reduce Summer Energy Costs

The warmer temperatures we spent all winter waiting for are finally here.  And with those warmer temps comes grass cutting, flower planting, weeding, and landscaping.  Look out the window and you will see that professional landscaping companies are everywhere cleaning …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Open the Windows this Spring

More often than not you will hear us encouraging you to keep doors and windows closed and well sealed.  These are important measures for energy efficiency during the cold winter and hot summer months, but spring is a bit of …

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3 Ways to Save Energy While Increasing Hand Washing

With the Coronavirus continuing to spread across our state and nation, most of us have probably increased our hand washing quite a bit.  If you are like me, your hands are dry and cracked and they sting whenever hand sanitizer …

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4 Alternative Forms of Insulation for Any Home

Adding insulation to your home is one of the easiest ways to increase its energy efficiency in both the winter and summer months.  How does it work?  In a nutshell, heat always tries to move to a cooler place.  This …

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How Does My Roof Affect My Home’s Temperature?

Do you remember that song about bones?  “The toe bone connected to the foot bone…” etc…?  It is incredible when you realize how each of the systems in the human body connect with each other and work together.  In many …

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