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Why the Death Star has Exhaust Ports

on May 19, 2017

Next week fans of the movie STAR WARS will be celebrating the original film’s 40th anniversary.  On May 25th, 1977, Lucasfilm released a movie that became not only one of the most iconic space opera films, but refreshed the science fiction film genre and paved the way for others to follow (according to some, the […]

Is it Time to Replace My Furnace?

on February 17, 2017

Owning a home is expensive.  From the initial purchase through the lifetime of ownership, repairs and replacements add up.  But honestly, it’s worth it.  We love our homes and the comfort that they bring.  Still, some of the components wear out over time without us taking notice.  Because the decrease in efficiency of a furnace […]

Why do Heat Pumps Work During the Winter?

on January 13, 2017

Heat pumps are amazing.  They use the same technology that your air conditioner does to help regulate heat in your home during the winter.  Heat pumps, just like air conditioners, work by moving heat from one place to another.  Unlike your air conditioner, a heat pump works to pull warmth from the outdoors and fill […]

Easier Ways to Warm your Home

on November 25, 2016

There are many ways to stay warm during the winter.  While you could go visit family in Florida all winter long, there are cheaper alternatives that are just as effective and don’t force you to travel 3,000 miles just to avoid snow, ice, and the cold.  Simple home repairs and a few extra adjustments to […]

How to Safely Use a Portable Space Heater

on November 18, 2016

It’s cold outside, you don’t need us to tell you that but, while you may find the cold to be refreshing, the decrease in temperature means a sharp increase in heating bills for many people.  Whether you’re using gas, oil, or electric heat in your home, winters are typically more expensive.  If possible, we should […]

Which Heating Fuel is best for My Home?

on November 4, 2016

Cold weather means rising costs for keeping your home warm.  While you may be fine putting on a sweater or simply enjoy the cooler temperatures, others have already turned on the heat.  Here’s the thing:  Your heating bill may be higher than it needs to be.  Furnace age, type of fuel, and the current market […]

Home Maintenance for Fall

on September 16, 2016

It’s time to schedule your annual maintenance for the fall!  Maintenance is an important part of your home’s life cycle, and the fall maintenance for your furnace is just as important as the spring maintenance your HVAC needs. Benefits of Regular Maintenance You furnace stays dormant throughout the summer.  There’s no need for it to […]

Set Your AC and Leave It Alone!

on July 8, 2016

When the temperature outside is less than enjoyable, we retreat indoors and set our climate controls to comfortable.  But when it’s too hot indoors, many of us will crank the air conditioner down to an intolerably cold level in order to cool off the house faster.  Don’t do this.  Whether you’re trying to cool your […]

The basics about ceiling fans and home heating and cooling

Ceiling Fans 101: The Basics

on April 15, 2016

We see them on a daily basis: ceiling fans.  Marvelous devices that help to keep us cool during the summer and warm during the winter.  Many people don’t even realize that ceiling fans are able to help you reduce the costs of heating or cooling your home when used properly.  They’re supposed to be easy […]

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Many Merry Christmas Lights

on December 27, 2015

Merry Christmas everyone!  Today is the day that all those lights, decorations, and hours spent on cooking finally pay off.  The day when everyone can relax and enjoy time off, whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not.  So today, let’s take a look at how it’s possible to save on winter electricity costs with good Christmas […]