Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The seasons are changing again and getting colder. Which means your heating system needs attention so you do not get CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that is both odorless and colorless. It emanates from any device that uses a fossil fuel such as oil, natural gas, propane, coal and the like for its combustion process and produces exhaust fumes.
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Calling Mr. Clean…Is Your Home Clean?
Schedule your tune-up & cut your energy cost today!
Is your home clean? I don’t mean obsessively clean, just people-live-here-clean. By now, most of us have got the basics down of keeping our home tidy, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the bathrooms, etc., but did you know your home comfort system also needs a good cleaning? I bet that is one thing that gets overlooked.
It is not something that jumps to the front of one’s mind when you are going through a mental list of what needs to be done. Too often, we neglect our home comfort system. We expect it to work with maximum efficiency the second we turn it on without ever stopping to think about what has spent months building up while it sat there unused.
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Is Your Home at the Center of an Energy-Loss Vortex?
11 steps to keep your energy bills from soaring!
That’s not quite as far-fetched as it seems. See, your home comfort system worked very hard to keep you cozy all Summer. Now with Winter around the corner, you sure don’t want system wear and tear to create a black hole in your wallet. I think we all know how expensive space programs can be!
The good news? The positive consequences of saving energy are undeniable: it reduces air pollution while reducing the cost of your energy bills. But when some people hear the phrase “saving energy,” they think drastic measures – turning back time, living ruggedly and abandoning modern conveniences. Without going that far, you can take many steps to keep energy bills from soaring while also doing your part to protect the environment. These include:
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What Your Utility Bill Doesn’t Show!
How Can You Save Money?
Each month, you see the dollar signs on your utility bill and, each month, it seems like you need more money for the same comfort. Skyrocketing energy costs have hit all of us, but other things are secretly stealing money from you. But what are the real costs?
Climate control: Here’s your number one energy eater. Any season of the year, this big-ticket item consumes up to 44% of household energy use. That’s nearly one-half of your energy dollars going strictly toward maintaining the temperature in your home.
Lighting your way: After climate control, lighting and appliances – not counting the refrigerator – weigh in at 33% of the typical utility bill.
Keeping the water warm: That hot shower sure is nice, but the next time you’re tempted to turn your bathroom into a Turkish steam bath, consider this: Hot water is your 3rd biggest energy cost, consuming 14-20% of your energy bill.
Keeping the food cold: Your refrigerator – all by itself – can account for 9% of your total energy bill. Newer models are much more efficient, so if you shop for a new one, carefully review the “Energy Guide” label to see what it costs to run.
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