Energy Management

How to Adjust your Thermostat in the Winter for Maximum Efficiency

It is one of the simplest and wisest investments for any household. Yet only 30% of households in America own a programmable thermostat, and only a fraction of those that do use it properly. This is baffling considering this simple $25 device can save a household 15% on their annual …

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Wi-Fi Thermostats Perfect for Winter

We’ve written about the benefits of smart thermostats in past posts. In this post, we dive deeper into the ever-evolving world of Wi-Fi-thermostats. Winter brings even more reasons to go Wi-fi. The heating season is the most crucial time to be energy-conscious. Premium wi-fi thermostats automatically set your thermostat based on …

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Wireless Thermostats to Quadruple by 2017

Baby Boomers…..Don’t get left behind in the technology boon! It’s easy to be intimidated. How many remote controls do you need for the operation of ONE of your flatscreens? Are you always calling for your kids to help? Well, it’s a new world, and soon all of our home electronics …

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Has your furnace/boiler survived the polar vortex? Do you need a new one?

  Now that the coldest days of winter have passed, (we can only hope), how do we know if our furnace survived? Did this winter work it too hard? Will it keep cranking or give up in March? Will it start up again next year? All valid questions, and while …

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Energy Bills double during the Polar Vortex…You can Still be Energy Efficient

Another POLAR VORTEX? Stop! I’ve lived in Minnesota my whole life, and we NEVER had a Polar Vortex before this year! How is your home doing? Furnace still working? There is still MOST of the winter left and not too late at all to winterize. We just put insulating tape …

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Carbon Monoxide Detection— Message from John Owens

Hearing about  illnesses and even worse due to carbon monoxide poisoning is just heartbreaking. It is the silent killer. What many homeowners may not know, is that carbon monoxide detectors are now required in all residential homes. While this message was already posted, we wanted to share it again. This …

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