Monthly Archives: February 2016

Most Expensive Energy Habits

You may have grown up with a parent who yelled at you when you spent too much time peering into the fridge. Now that you’re an adult, you may have decided that you can spend as much time as you want looking for a snack. But that habit is going to cost you. Your parents…
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Ways Your House Can Kill You — and How to Prevent It

Did you know your house could kill you? And not in a supernatural, Amityville horror-type way. There are real problems that could be lurking in your home that could put you and your family in danger. Most of these can be prevented, if you know what to look for and how to take care of…
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The Dangers of Electric Blankets

An electric blanket is a great way to warm up on cold winter nights, but there are some safety precautions you should keep in mind. They are generally safe items to use, but there are instances where hidden dangers could put your family at risk. Since it's still a little cold outside, we're going to discuss…
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What Is the Primary Function of a Heat Exchanger?

A heat exchanger does exactly what it says – it exchanges heat from one medium to another. Its function is to produce heat in a more efficient way so that it uses less energy and costs less to heat a space such as your home. Heat exchangers can be found in a heat pump or…
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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

If your yard is covered in snow or ice, your heat pump is going to have accumulated some on it as well. But, if the weather conditions haven’t been that frosty and your unit appears frozen, you have a problem. It’s normal for a heat pump to have a light coating of ice around the…
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Best Options for Heating Your Home

If you’re building a new house or are in need of a new system for your existing home, you may be considering all of your heating options. Let’s take a look at some common heating sources and how they’d work best for your climate and your type of home. There are many different ways to…
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