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There’s an Array of Programmable Thermostats to Select From

programmable thermostat 8Programmable thermostats are one of the most affordable and effective ways to trim energy usage in your home, especially if you’re away on a routine basis. These devices remember when to change the temperatures in your home based on a schedule you set. Considerations for choosing the best one for your heating and cooling needs involves identifying the type you want, its features and its compatibility with your system. Read More There’s an Array of Programmable Thermostats to Select From >>

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How to Troubleshoot a Problematic Gas Furnace

troubleshooting a gas furnaceWe’re poised for another long, cold, Massachusetts winter. The worst thing that could happen is for the furnace to break down, leaving you out in the cold. But don’t panic. It’s not the end of the world, and the problem may be just a quick fix. Before you call in an HVAC technician for repairs, here are a few common problems to help you in troubleshooting a gas furnace. Read More How to Troubleshoot a Problematic Gas Furnace >>

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5 Myths That Can Negatively Impact Home Energy Savings This Summer

energy savings mythsIt’s no surprise that A/Cs see the most use in the summer, but this has the downside of increasing energy bills. When you’re seeking summer energy savings, it’s important to have accurate knowledge. To go along with these tips for efficient A/C operation, here are five common myths which risk increasing your energy costs. Read More 5 Myths That Can Negatively Impact Home Energy Savings This Summer >>

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Troubleshoot Programmable Thermostat Problems With This Checklist

programmable thermostatDespite a well-deserved reputation for reliability, a programmable thermostat problem can disrupt your cooling and heating comfort. Programmable units turn the task of making temperature adjustments over to customized schedules created by the user or built-in pre-programmed settings provided by the manufacturer. Household comfort can be tailored to your daily routine. Heating and cooling changes are executed more gradually than abrupt manual adjustments, maximizing energy efficiency. A faulty unit, on the other hand, can cause energy costs to increase while resulting in a noticeable decline in indoor comfort.  Read More Troubleshoot Programmable Thermostat Problems With This Checklist >>

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Electricity Use and Your Heating and Cooling Systems: Don’t Fall for These Myths

electricity useAccording to the Energy Star program, heating and cooling operations in your home use almost 50 percent of the energy used. Responsible and budget-minded homeowners work on conserving energy and, in many ways, they do succeed, but some homeowners have myths about electricity use that keep them from reducing monthly costs. Read More Electricity Use and Your Heating and Cooling Systems: Don’t Fall for These Myths >>

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Energy Bill Breakdown: Understand What You’re Paying For to Help Reduce Costs

energy bill breakdownAre you looking for ways to lower your energy consumption? Before you can make energy-saving changes that will reduce your annual utility bills, you need to determine where the energy you’re using actually goes. According to the federal Energy Star program, here’s the energy bill breakdown for an average home: Read More Energy Bill Breakdown: Understand What You’re Paying For to Help Reduce Costs >>

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How To Take Charge Of Your Winter Heating Costs

It’s easy to take charge of winter heating costs, even if rising gas prices are out of your control. Take advantage of many ways you can reduce your heating bills that cost little or nothing to implement: Read More How To Take Charge Of Your Winter Heating Costs >>

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Reasons To Consider Radiant Floor Heating

radiant floor heating Boston, MA areaThe hardest part about waking up on a cold Massachusetts morning may be putting your feet on the cold floor. Would your mornings get off to a better start if the floor was warm? If you’d prefer a pleasant start to your mornings — as well an an energy-efficient and reliably comfortable heating system —  you might consider installing radiant floor heating. Read More Reasons To Consider Radiant Floor Heating >>

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Annual Service: Why Twice A Year Is Better

Winter nights in Massachusetts can be brutal. There’s not much that’s worse than coming home to a broken furnace and a freezing house.  Annual service for your heating and cooling systems helps to ensure this won’t happen, and it also ensures your system functions most effectively and efficiently. Read More Annual Service: Why Twice A Year Is Better >>

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Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

A storage water heater is a generally reliable unit, but any piece of equipment can have issues and losing hot water is an inconvenience no one wants. Before you call a professional, here are a few tips to help you narrow down the problem. You still might not be able to fix your water heater on your own, but you will at least be able to describe the problem if you do have to call for services. Read More Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips >>

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