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Ductless Mini Split Installation Isn’t for Amateurs, But These Tasks Are OK for DIY

Ductless systems are efficient heating and cooling solutions in a small package, but don’t let their compact components lead you to believe that installation is a simple “plug and play” type, as with window A/C units. Ductless mini split installation requires … Continue reading

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The Condensing Furnace: Tops in the Efficiency Rankings

If you want the most fuel efficient heating system in your home, consider a condensing furnace. These systems extract nearly all the heat the fuel creates to warm your home. They have annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings that meet … Continue reading

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What Do SEER Ratings Mean For Your Home?

An energy-efficient home is a solid investment both now and in the future. Using energy-efficient appliances in your home now can save you hundreds of dollars a year and thousands over the course of home ownership. Furthermore, if you decided … Continue reading

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A Cold-Weather Energy-Saving Plan to Take the Chill out of Your Bills

If you’re looking to save some money this season in your Middlesex or Norfolk home, consider implementing a comprehensive wintertime energy-saving plan to lower your energy costs. Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving by saving huge amounts of cash all … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Those 25C Energy Tax Credits Now, Because the Clock’s Ticking

The 25C federal tax credits for home energy efficiency will expire on December 31, 2013. You still have an opportunity to take advantage of up to $500 in tax credits, but time is running out. Your equipment must be installed before … Continue reading

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Efficient Equipment Tax Credits: Better Use Yours Before They Run Out Dec. 31

On the final day of 2013, a program providing tax credits for energy efficient furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and other home heating and cooling equipment will end. Fortunately, there is still plenty of time to purchase a new high-efficiency … Continue reading

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Energy-Saving Tips to Help You Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for overconsumption. People eat too much food, buy too many gifts and use too much energy. Fortunately, there are a number of energy-saving tips you can follow to reduce your energy consumption in your … Continue reading

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Your Home’s Comfort Systems Should Mesh

When you are looking at making your house more energy efficient and comfortable, you need to account for all of the comfort systems within your home.

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A Programmable Thermostat Won’t Save Energy if You Don’t Know How to Program It

You want to save more energy and have installed a programmable thermostat to help you with your goal. But you’re not done yet. A programmable model only works if you know how to program it correctly.

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Duct System Design: Get It Right the First Time or Fix It Later

Proper duct system design and maintenance are critical for a well-conditioned, energy-efficient home.

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