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replacing insulationReplacing insulation may enhance indoor comfort and increase energy savings. The question is: When is replacing insulation actually required? Under normal conditions, insulation materials don’t “wear out” or simply deteriorate. However, when affected by specific events, insulation may degrade and no longer effectively inhibit heat transfer. Also, other factors must be considered such as advances in composition and manufacture of insulating materials now on the market.

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insulation , energy savings , replacing insulation , home envelope

energy billsDuring the summer, you may notice a sizeable spike in your electric bill, especially after a strong heat wave. These tips can help you with energy savings even when the thermometer climbs. Most experts agree that 78 degrees F in the daytime is a livable setting that will cut electrical use. By easing into it and implementing these suggestions, you can have lower bills and a comfortable home.

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energy savings , programmable thermostat , cooling system , indoor comfort , thermostat settings , summer temperatures , summer cooling

Why We Love Smart ThermostatsIf you already have a programmable thermostat, you may think you’re enjoying the latest advancements in thermostat technology. However, there’s another step up from being able to program your thermostat, which is the ability to program it from anywhere, anytime. Why does this matter, you may ask? Once you realize why we love smart thermostats, you’ll love them, too!

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energy efficiency , energy savings , thermostats , Smart Thermostats

Ways Weather Can Affect Your Energy BillLots of things affect your energy bill, but obviously, weather is a major factors impacting how much you spend on maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. In the summer and winter, when temperatures are colder or warmer, we use more power and our bills go up. But weather can affect our energy bills in other ways too. Here's how to understand some of them.

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energy savings , energy bills , summer , weather

HVAC and Water Heaters: Do they Go Hand-in-Hand?If you have a forced-air HVAC system and a gas-fired water heater like many homes in the Fort Wayne area, you might not think they're related in any way. However, both are essential in your day-to-day life, and they're the two biggest energy consumers in your household. This makes HVAC and water heater maintenance equally important in terms of energy savings and comfort.

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energy savings , home comfort , maintenance , water heaters

How Changing Ceiling Fan Directions Can Save MoneyAre you looking for ways to save money on cooling your home this summer? If so, there are lots of energy-saving tactics to try, but one of the easiest is changing the blade direction on the ceiling fans throughout the house. Changing ceiling fan direction isn't difficult, and tackling this one simple chore before cooling season arrives can help you reduce your summertime energy bills and bring you other cost-saving benefits like longer equipment service life too.

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energy savings , ceiling fans , save money , Fans , home comfort , fan direction

How to Sync Your Home's HVAC SystemsYour HVAC system consumes almost half of the energy used in your home annually. To improve its efficiency, your home's heating and cooling and various other systems need to work together in tandem. Addressing the following issues is vital for syncing HVAC systems and saving energy:

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HVAC system , energy efficiency , energy savings , hvac maintenance , hvac systems , indoor air quality , heating and cooling , Air sealing

Wi-Fi Thermostat: Upgrade Indoor Home ComfortYour home’s thermostat can be considered the brain of your heating and cooling system. It receives information from you and the environment and directs the performance of the HVAC unit. By upgrading to a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can gain more control of your home’s climate and reap other benefits as well. Here’s how these thermostats work and how they can improve your comfort.

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