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Category ‘Tips’

Laundry and Bathroom Tips for Saving Your Family Money…

September 26th, 2014

• Set water heater no higher than 120 degrees • Drain 1-2 gallons from bottom of water heater every year to reduce sediment build-up • Insulate exposed hot water lines • Install low-flow shower heads • Wash clothes in cold water • Do only FULL loads of laundry or adjust water setting for smaller loads • Always use cold-water rinse • Clean dryer …

Whole-House Approach

September 5th, 2014

Local power companies offer homeowner rebates for energy saving upgrades to their home including spray foam insulation and tank wraps on electric water heaters, but a Whole-House approach can save you even more. An assessment of your home’s energy efficiency can help you save money and make your home more comfortable. This is particularly recommended …

Reflect Heat with Window Shades and Blinds

July 21st, 2014

During the warm summer months, windows let more than sunlight into your home – they can also let in heat from the outdoors. To reduce that heat absorption, consider installing white blinds or white shades/drapes to reflect the sun’s heat away from your windows during summer.

Add a Programmable Thermostat

July 19th, 2014

Many of us live life on a schedule – home in the evenings and mornings, and away during the weekdays. Why should you spend money and energy heating or cooling your home when you’re not there to enjoy it? With a programmable thermostat, you can program your home heating and cooling system to automatically change the …