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Your Home’s Relative Humidity, Whatever the Temperature

Posted on: January 26, 2012

The humidity levels in your home, in part, will determine comfort. Too much, and your home can feel like a hot, muggy summer day in North Carolina. Too little, and your health can become affected, not to mention impacting the health of wood products in your home. Therefore, it’s important to understand how relative humidity […]

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Holding Down Your Heating Costs Without Spending a Fortune

Posted on: January 24, 2012

It’s possible to lower your heating costs without investing a significant amount of money by using a multiple-pronged approach that will impact the overall efficiency of your home, and its heating system. Use one or more of the tips below to start saving on heating costs immediately. No-cost tips: Lower the temperature in your home. […]

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An Energy-Savings Strategy That Will Serve You for the Long Term

Posted on: January 20, 2012

Have you ever wondered if your home was as energy efficient as it could be? It’s easier than you think to determine if you’re conserving energy and saving money. The U.S. Department of Energy has put together some helpful information for homeowners so they can assess where improvements can be made immediately, and plan for […]

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A Comprehensive Plan to Clean Up Your Indoor Air

Posted on: January 17, 2012

Maintaining your home’s indoor air quality is critical for good health and contributes to your family’s overall comfort. Most people don’t consider their indoor air quality until something happens to remind them they need to be actively maintaining a healthy environment. Maintaining clean, healthy air in your home isn’t difficult or expensive. It simply requires […]

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The Variable-Speed Blower Motor: An Impressive Component of Furnace Efficiency

Posted on: January 12, 2012

Your heating system includes a blower as one of its primary components. If you’re considering an upgrade, it’s worth your time to explore how a variable-speed blower motor can increase your home comfort and savings. Variable-speed blower motors enhance home comfort When a furnace blower has the ability to function at a variety of speeds, and […]

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Furnace Replacement: Use This Guide to Find the Unit That’s Right for Your Home

Posted on: January 10, 2012

There are a lot of variables to consider if you’re facing a furnace replacement. But if you’re motivated by the desire for increased efficiency, stable utility bills and improved comfort, replacing your heating system can get those results — if you keep in mind the following factors when selecting a system: The efficiency of your […]

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Common Ductwork Problems That Interfere With Airflow

Posted on: January 5, 2012

Since they are out of sight, your home’s vents and ductwork may also be out of mind — until, that is, something is amiss. Maybe one room in your home is always too cold or too hot, or another room seems more humid than the others. If you’ve installed weatherstripping and caulk, the problems may […]

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Set Your Programmable Thermostat for Optimal Cold-Weather Savings

Posted on: January 3, 2012

Cold weather will be coming to the Charlotte area soon, so it’s important that you and your home are ready for it. If you’re familiar with the best practices to employ, you can use your programmable thermostat settings to get the absolute most savings possible. If you don’t yet have a programmable thermostat, upgrading can […]

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Solar-System Maintenance: What Your Service Technician Should Do, and What You Can Do Yourself

Posted on: December 29, 2011

As with any heating and cooling system, a little care goes a long way. If you have a solar system installed in your home, you can expect to invest a little time into maintaining it. Solar-system maintenance is a twofold process that allows the homeowner and solar technician to work together for best performance. There […]

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Weigh the AFUE Rating When You’re Upgrading to High Efficiency, But Look for These Features, as Well

Posted on: December 27, 2011

The AFUE rating, or annual fuel utilization efficiency, is an important consideration to make when choosing your new high-efficiency furnace. However, if this is the only figure you consider, you could still end up choosing the wrong unit for your home. Along with the AFUE rating, consider these other attributes as well. Fuel Type: All-electric […]

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