Recent Energy Savers Articles


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ERV vs HRV: Which is the Best Ventilation System?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 15, 2017

As the days go from cool to cold and the last leaves fall from the trees, it’s time to admit it. Yes, winter is coming. It’s not even the snow and ice that most of us mind...


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9 Marvelous Uses for a Plant Mister

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2015

Here's a great little tool that will only cost you a dollar or two. A spray bottle, also known as a plant mister, is invaluable, and not just for your indoor landscaping efforts. This...


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Will Blackout Curtains Keep You Cooler This Summer?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 15, 2015

Seems like just yesterday we were groaning over our high heating bills. Now with the full heat of summer about to hit, we're looking for ways to keep ourselves cooler and make our A/C...


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Whole House Humidifier: Less HVAC Energy, More Comfort

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 03, 2015

The formula for reducing your use of HVAC sounds very simple in theory: set the thermostat higher in summer and lower in winter. This will help slash your energy bills and save our...


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Garage Insulation: The Surprising Energy Saver

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 27, 2015

At an average size of 400 square feet, your garage is an important part of your property. Not only does it shelter your vehicle from extremes of weather and would-be thieves, it most...


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How Ductless Air Conditioning Saves Energy

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 12, 2015

Ductless air conditioning is ideal for cooling a home or a room which is not equipped with the traditional HVAC ductwork. This type of A/C is also called mini split due to its size...


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What in the World is a Chimney Balloon?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 12, 2015

On a winter's evening, there's nothing like sitting next to the cozy warmth of a crackling blaze in your fireplace. But what happens when the flames die away? Since cold air moves downward,...


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Load Calculation is Step 1 for an A/C Install

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 09, 2015

Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes time for you to install new central air conditioning. Choose a system that is just the right size for your home and its particular...