Making Your Home Smart

By now, you’re all familiar with the phrase “smart home.” To refresh, a “smart home” is a home that has products that can be easily controlled at home or away from home via your smartphone or tablet. These products can save you money, and/or add to your home’s safety and security, and/or add to your […]

Reducing Winter Energy Costs

After a particularly blistering summer and relatively pleasant fall, it’s time to hunker down for winter. The furnace will be working hard, and the colder it gets, the harder it will work and the higher your utility bills will climb. So here are some tips on reducing your energy costs. First, we will start with […]

How Wi-Fi Thermostats “Learn”

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You already know the basics of how Wi-Fi – or “smart” – thermostats work. You can pre-set the temperature and modify it via your mobile phone or tablet.  You may not know, though, in addition to these basic features, some Wi-Fi thermostats can “learn” from your behavior and temperature preferences and adjust the temperature based […]

What to Do About Your Home’s Uneven Heating

Several homeowners have found themselves in a position where at least one room in their home simply will not get to the same temperature as those in the rest of the house. If you’re noticing hot and cold spots throughout your house and you have tried everything possible to keep your whole family comfortable, there […]

How to Save on Your Heating Bill

Natural gas prices are expected to rise dramatically this winter.  Already prices are double or more than what they were last year at this time, and people can expect to pay $50 a month or more on their gas bills this winter.   You already know that a few effective ways to keep your winter heating […]

5 Reasons to Schedule Maintenance for Your Home’s Air Conditioner Now

Regular maintenance is an important part of homeownership, and while it does come at a cost, it can pay for itself in most cases. This is especially true when it comes to air conditioner maintenance. The cleaner and more efficient your system, the less money you will spend on energy bills and repairs. In our […]

Smart Thermostats

In the “old days” operating a thermostat was simple. You’d go to the thermostat and, using a dial or switch, you would set the temperature in your home to the desired level. If you wanted to change the temperature, you’d have to go back to the thermostat and repeat the process. Enter the programmable thermostat. […]

Making Light Bulbs Last Longer

Just when you’re ready to sit down with a good book or cook a meal or search for something in the attic, the light bulb burns out. Frustrating. Is there anything you can do to make sure that doesn’t happen? Well, all bulbs will burn out eventually, but here are some things you can do. […]

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