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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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Zoning Systems: Comfort Control in Every Room of Your HomeIf it seems impossible to enjoy a consistently comfortable temperature from room to room, your home's single-zone HVAC system may be to blame. When there's just one thermostat controlling heating and cooling throughout a home, temperature variations and hot or cold spots aren't uncommon. Installing a zoning system can put an end to these issues and let you enjoy a whole new level of comfort.

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Ways to Increase Air Conditioner Efficiency | Hartman BrothersIt seems as if we hardly get a break from the costs of heating our homes in winter before it's time to turn on the air conditioner and watch our cooling bills soar higher again. But the savviest homeowners in the Fort Wayne area know there are ways to keep those bills at a reasonable rate by practicing air conditioner efficiency. Here are some ways you can run your A/C more efficiently and save on your utility bills.

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Use Your Programmable Thermostat Correctly to Get the Most SavingsDoes your programmable thermostat baffle you? The controls can be confusing if you don't understand how to program them, or how to get  the most out of that programming. Programmable thermostats are designed to help you operate your HVAC system efficiently. Here's how that can happen in your home.

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Make Sure to Check Your HVAC System This SpringSpring is a great time to get some work done around your Fort Wayne home, including many of those home maintenance tasks you've been putting off over the winter. While you're making your list, make sure to contact your HVAC contractor to get your system ready for spring. Here are some items your professional will likely complete:

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How to Inspect the HVAC System in Your Indiana HomeIndiana homeowners depend on their HVAC systems to stay warm and comfortable through the heating months. Considering that home heating accounts for 45 to 55 percent of the typical energy budget, there is also financial incentive to maintain a well-operating HVAC system with a seasonal inspection.

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Heat More Efficiently When You Use a Programmable ThermostatYou may be throwing money away every month by not using your programmable thermostat correctly. Taking some time to set the programming will reduce your energy costs. Familiarize yourself with the thermostat so you can take full advantage of all the options available. Many modern programmable thermostats have added features, such as a low-battery indicator, backlit display, and more. Several of the latest models have wireless control, You can adjust settings from a smartphone or other communications device from anywhere.

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Fact or Fiction About Home Cooling? Evaluate These So-Called Energy-Saving PracticesAdvice related to modern A/C systems is easy enough to find, no matter where you live. However, you might be surprised to find that many things you would consider ironclad truths about cooling your home are partially or completely false. Read on for some tips for counteracting bad advice on energy-saving practices.

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Try Two-Stage Cooling and Lower Your Utility BillIf you're tired of high utility bills, but want to stay cool over the summer, it may be time to try out a two-stage cooling system. Unlike traditional air conditioners that only have one setting on their compressor, paired with a variable air handler (or fan), a two-stage cooling system will actually have a variable speed on its compressor. This means with two-stage cooling, you can control how much cold air you're paying to generate at any particular time, as well as how fast it's being disbursed, making the system more energy efficient

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Reduce Electricity Usage in Your Indiana Home With These Easy-to-Follow TipsAfter a particularly severe winter, many of us here in Indiana were thrilled to see the season of heating bills ending. However, the summer is right around the corner, and air conditioning will soon become a necessity, driving costs up again. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this increase by making your home more efficient and lowering your energy consumption. Here are a few tips to get started and reduce electricity usage in your home:

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Malfunctioning Programmable ThermostatSummer is poised to take over in Indiana before you know it, with hot temperatures and high humidity for days and weeks at a time. If you haven't already done it, now's a good time to check your air conditioning system to make sure it's working properly. If you're not getting the air conditioning performance you would like, the problem may be in your programmable thermostat. Fortunately, troubleshooting a programmable thermostat is a fairly easy process.

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Maintenance Tips to Make Sure that Your Heat Pump is Working CorrectlyAn inefficient heat pump can greatly affect how much you pay for your heating and cooling costs. Taking the time to make sure that your heat pump is working as well as possible can not only save you money on heating and cooling costs, it can extend the life of the heat pump. Below are a few valuable tips to help you keep your heat pump working as efficiently as possible.

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Today's Energy-Efficiency Upgrades Can Boost Home Resale ValuePerhaps you've lived comfortably in your Fort Wayne-area home for years, but you're thinking about selling your home now or sometime in the next several years.  Energy efficiency upgrades may be a major upfront investment, but they can easily add appeal and value for potential buyers down the road.

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Programming Your Heat Pump's Thermostat: It's DifferentIn homes heated by a furnace, setting the temperature back at night ensures energy savings. That’s not necessarily the case with a heat pump, however. In order to avoid turning on the backup electric resistance heat during the recovery period (when the unit is working to get back to your comfort temperature), the heat pump's thermostat needs to work in a special way.

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