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Should I Replace or Repair my Furnace?

Should I Replace or Repair my Furnace

As the winter season rolls on we rely on a combination of forced-air heating, space heaters, and fireplaces to warm our homes.  For many homeowners, a forced-air furnace comes with the home, or is replaced once over the total time the home is owned.  Few people need to replace the furnace in their home more

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How Do Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather?

how do heat pumps work?

Heat pumps can be used to both heat and cool your home. They use a similar process that your refrigerator uses to keep your food cold and fresh. Have you ever noticed the hot coils on the back of your fridge? They are releasing heat from the inside your fridge. “How does it do this?,” you may

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Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan

Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan

In the winter we rely on our furnaces and fireplaces.  During the summer, air conditioning takes the brunt of hot days.  But when it comes to mildly chilly or temperate days, we should be looking to ceiling fans.  Rather than spending energy on climate control, a ceiling fan can help regulate the warmth that already

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How Humidity Affects the Temperature

How Humidity Affects the Temperature

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” We’ve all probably heard that statement at one time or another.  If not, then the variant “At least it’s a dry heat” has probably been offered.  You might be unaware of this, but humidity plays an important role in how temperature “feels.”  Much like wind-chill, humidity can make

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Save a Card, Plant a Tree for Valentine’s Day

plant a tree to honor your loved ones - save energy and money

Valentine’s Day is going to be here before you know it. Hundreds of millions of cards, knickknacks, chocolates, flowers, stuffed animals, and holiday novelties will be bought. But there is a better way to express your love and teach the compassion and love inspired by Valentinus, the patron saint of lovers. To make up for all

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California Energy Rebates

California Energy Rebates

With the end of 2016 and the release of everyone’s w-2 employment forms being released, we begin Tax season.  While the final due date for your taxes isn’t until April 18th, getting a head start on preparing them is never a bad thing.  Besides, the sooner you file your taxes the sooner you’ll receive your

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Winter Programmable Thermostat Schedule for Maximum Savings

winter programmable thermostat setting

About one-third of U.S. homes have a programmable thermostat (according to a recent study). Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to use them properly. Most still rely on manual thermostats or manual operation of their programmable ones. What Is a Programmable Thermostat? A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-set the comfort conditions you need throughout

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