It’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter. But how can you do it without driving your energy bills up and having it cost you an arm and a leg? There are a number of steps you can take. One of the simplest is to use a programmable thermostat.
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Program Your Thermostat and Save this SeasonThursday, November 12th, 2015
Here’s How to Save Energy in Each Room of Your HomeThursday, August 13th, 2015
There are lots of effective ways to boost your home’s overall energy efficiency, like weatherizing the exterior, installing extra insulation on the attic floor and upgrading to more efficient HVAC equipment. You can also improve efficiency by implementing the following strategies to save energy in each room of your home.
Is Zoned Heating and Cooling Right for Your Home?Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Zoned heating and cooling is getting a lot of attention these days as homeowners seek ways to both improve home comfort and reduce energy bills. Effective zoning requires more planning and hardware at the start, but it can be worth the investment of both time and money when the installation is complete.
Energy Conservation Tips Businesses Can Put to Use This SummerThursday, June 18th, 2015
There’s no time of year when energy conservation tips for businesses are out of season. But in summer, especially, efforts to cut electricity consumption can be most beneficial to the bottom line. Because of the dependence on air conditioning in our hot Fresno summer climate, operating costs can soar during the hot months. While no single cost-cutting tactic will take a big piece out of those monthly bills, the cumulative effect of these energy conservation tips for businesses adds up over the course of the cooling season. Use the following suggestions to get started:
Maximize Energy Savings This Summer With Your Programmable ThermostatThursday, June 11th, 2015
Some energy efficiency home upgrades are really just changes in your habits, like setting back the thermostat when you’re asleep or away from home. But habit changes can be a hassle, which is why upgrading to a programmable thermostat is a smart move. It takes the hassle out of resetting your thermostat multiple times of day, making it much more likely that you’ll stick with it.
Consider These Options for Home VentilationThursday, May 21st, 2015
Things are starting to heat up in Fresno. Before you resort to blasting the air conditioner, consider three home ventilation options that help you stay cool for much less.
7 Ways to Keep Cooling Costs Down Without Compromising ComfortThursday, May 14th, 2015
A large portion of your energy bill is comprised of cooling costs. But how can you cut down on this expense without sacrificing your comfort? Here are eight ways to keep those air conditioning costs down while still staying cool.
Essential HVAC System Question: Should You Repair or Replace?Thursday, April 16th, 2015
You rely on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable year after year and your energy bills in check month after month. When your cooling or heating system shuts down during hot or cold weather, you may have a tough and time-sensitive decision on your hands: whether repair or replacement is the better option. Keep reading to see if these tips can make your decision a little clearer.
Make Sure Your HVAC System is in Prime Condition This SpringTuesday, March 31st, 2015
A neglected HVAC system can cost as much as 25 percent more in energy costs, and this doesn’t include energy wasted by ductwork problems and potential repairs. By preparing your heat pump or A/C for the cooling months, you can enjoy many benefits, such as greater comfort and lower energy bills. Here are a few tips you can follow to keep your HVAC system in prime condition this spring:
Common Caulking Mistakes to Avoid This WinterTuesday, January 27th, 2015
Studies show that up to 65 percent of your home’s energy is used to heat and cool your living space – yet almost half of conditioned air escapes through the cracks in your foundation. Caulking can help you save more energy. However, if you’re going to caulk on your own, be aware of these five common caulking mistakes.