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(BPT) - Whether it’s the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or air leaks, expect indoor temperatures to fluctuate dramatically.
(NAPSI)—The quality of the air in your home should always be a priority, but during the colder months it’s particularly important to monitor it.
(StatePoint) With a little easy home maintenance throughout the year, you can prevent emergency repairs down the line. Experts recommend posting a task checklist in a convenient location, such as on the refrigerator or a corkboard.
(BPT) - If your furnace, air conditioner or water heater is not working properly, you probably notice it long before you actually inspect the appliance itself. You know because those winter mornings are a little too cold, those July days are a little too hot or your morning showers are chillier than normal. All three are signs that these crucial systems are not running as efficiently as they once did.
(BPT) - Home improvements that increase energy efficiency are appealing on many levels, from saving you money on heating and cooling costs to the confidence you get from knowing you’re doing something good for the environment. They’re even better when you can get some money back from the initial investment of making those improvements.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners who want to reduce their energy costs. With a little bit of homework, savings are possible.
According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for about 56 percent of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Thanks to new technology, the HVAC equipment available to consumers is rapidly evolving, with new features designed to add to your comfort and your bottom line.
Don’t forget to ask your HVAC contractor about financing options, rebates and warranties. (NAPS)
(StatePoint) Running a home can be a full-time job. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have that kind of time. This new year, resolve to check off all the items on your to-do list without working harder. You can accomplish this by finding smarter solutions to maintain your home efficiently.
(NAPSI)—Here’s hot news for homeowners: Although space heating accounts for more than 40 percent of your energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, your heating bills don’t have to get you hot under the collar.
(BPT) - For years Dwight Nadig and his wife suffered through the cold winters in their York, Pa., ranch-style home, originally built in 1979.
(NAPSI)—The most important part of preparing your home’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system for cold or warm weather may be selecting a qualified contractor. Finding one who is trained to maintain, repair and/or replace the components of your system is key.
(Family Features) - Are you shivering and bundling up inside your house? If your thermostat is set at the desired temperature, your furnace runs continuously, your utility bills are ridiculously high, but you are still cold, it is probably because energy is escaping your house.
(NAPSI)—Colder weather does not have to cast a chill on your energy budget. By winterizing your home, you can enjoy increased warmth and comfort and lower your heating costs, which can significantly increase energy savings.
Here’s a money-saving tip: Take advantage of a programmable thermostat and set the temperature lower when you’re away or sleeping. (NAPS)
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again, when the cold wind blows outdoors and your home works as hard as it can to keep you warm and comfortable indoors. Yet your home may be working harder than necessary, while inflating your energy bills in the process. By making a few home renovations this winter, you can boost energy efficiency, save money and add value to your home in the long run.
(NAPSI)—You may care to give a warm welcome to these ideas that can help ensure that your home heating system is in tip-top shape to handle the stress that cold weather can place on a home.
(NAPSI)—If giving a warm welcome to cooler weather and festive times with family and friends means turning up the heat in your house, there’s something you ought to know.
(StatePoint) When the weather heats up, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system quickly becomes a most valuable player in your home life and stays that way for several months. However, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 3 million HVAC systems fail each year. Do you know if it’s time to maintain, repair or replace your air conditioning system?