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Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth It? | Residential Energy Savings Club

by Daniel Estevao on September 15, 2017

With everybody leading busy lives, including yourself, you know how hard it is to remember to set up important appointments. From dentist appointments to car and HVAC tune-ups, neglecting regular maintenance almost always leads to more expensive costs down the road. Are HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth It? The short answer is yes! Just like your car […]

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

by Daniel Estevao on July 28, 2017

You may have heard of smart homes and home automation before. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a prime example of that. Instead of using overly complicated programmable thermostats that promise savings but rarely deliver them, the Nest Thermostat set out to do something different: to learn. Not only are these thermostats intelligent, they’re also environmentally conscious. Billions […]

how to plant trees for energy savings - Earth Day HVAC strategies

Plant a Tree for Earth Day and Energy Savings

by Daniel Estevao on March 31, 2017

Trees are probably the most natural and beautiful way to lower your home energy consumption. Trees can drastically lower your energy bills year round. In the summer, tress provide energy-saving shade; in the winter, the trees create wind blockage to reduce air leaks and heating costs. Benefits of Planting Trees for Energy Savings Reduce heating […]

new year's resolutions for the home - cleaning and energy-saving tips

New Year’s Resolutions for the Home | Cleaning & Energy-Saving Hacks

by Daniel Estevao on December 30, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new year—a time when many of us resolve to keep a cleaner home, lose weight, save money, and spend more time with family. To help you save energy, money, and time this year, we’re sharing some of our favorite cleaning and energy-saving hacks. Cleaning Hacks Resolution #1: Daily Cleaning Everybody enjoys […]

advantages and disadvantages of different weatherstripping

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Weatherstripping | Insulation Advice

by Daniel Estevao on September 9, 2016

Weatherstripping your doors and windows can provide huge energy savings all year—about 10-15% off your energy bill. They can make you feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by reducing drafts. This also reduces the demand on your HVAC system, allowing it to operate more efficiently. Although installing weatherstripping is fairly easy […]

how to slash energy bills

10 Ways to Slash Your Energy Bill | How to Be an Energy Star

by Daniel Estevao on August 26, 2016

Searching for ways to slash your energy bill online reveals a huge wealth of information to sift through. But, as Mitchell Kapor said, “Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” To help you organize and make sense of all the energy-saving advice out there, we’ve gathered the most important […]

how to save energy and money at home

Everyday Tips to Save Money & Energy at Home

by Daniel Estevao on June 18, 2016

We want to help you stretch your summer vacation by sharing the following energy saving tips for your home. Save money and energy at home so you can spend it on your summer outings and vacations. Everyday Tips to To Save Money and Energy at Home These no-or-low-cost tips are easy ways to save energy […]

Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split

by Daniel Estevao on April 15, 2016

  Are you considering getting a ductless mini-split system for your home? Zoned heating makes a lot of sense, especially in homes and apartments that aren’t already equipped with ductwork. There are many reasons someone might look into installing one of these energy-efficient heating and cooling units. You can easily add a new room to […]

how to save money on water heating bills

Better Water Heating: 10 Energy Efficiency Tips

by Daniel Estevao on January 14, 2016

Conventional, storage tank water heaters are used in most homes in the United States. Rather than heating water when you need it (as with tankless water heaters), water that sits in the tank has to constantly be reheated. As a result, “water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home,” accounting for about […]

energy-saving tips for the holidays

Energy-Saving Tips for the Holidays

by Daniel Estevao on December 24, 2015

Some of the best Christmas gifts are of the practical nature – like smoke and CO detectors, air cleaners, surge protectors, and fire extinguishers. This holiday season, whether you are thinking of yourself or somebody else, consider giving the gift of lower energy bills! 4 Energy-Saving Tips for the Holidays Amidst all the holiday bustle, […]