Energy Efficient Windows, For Better Living

While home improvement chains may be making you aware of the incentives and savings of new appliances, if you’re living in an older home you can save more on both fronts by looking at replacement windows.

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DIY or hire a window replacement contractor

Replacing windows can improve your home’s appearance and lower your heating and cooling bills, but is it a home improvement project you feel comfortable about doing it yourself? The answer is a resounding maybe. Here are a few things you might want to consider before you decide to forgo hiring a window contractor and do a replacement window installation on your own.

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Air Conditioning Efficiency: How to Lower Home Cooling Costs

Improving your home’s air conditioning and cooling system efficiency can be achieved through a combination of common sense maintenance tips as well as by reducing the heat that gets into your home. Follow these steps and you’ll improve your air conditioning efficiency, reduce cooling costs and improve your comfort all year long.

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Home Energy 101

Energy 101-The Importance of Air Sealing

In this Home Energy 101 post, we are going to focus on air sealing of the home. It is one of the most cost effective ways to increase energy efficiency in Summer and Winter. No matter how well your house is insulated, if there are cracks

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Use the Summer Heat to Your Advantage by Understanding How It Works

Understanding heat means understanding energy. Conservation of Energy, or the first law of thermodynamics, tells us that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Energy is simply converted from one form to another. In most cases, some type of energy is converted into heat or heat is converted into something else. For example, heat can be converted to light or mechanical work can be converted into heat. We think of heat as something that’s generated, but within the frame of thermodynamics, it’s just energy in another form—it’s heat waiting to happen.

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