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Five Ways to Save Money on Home Cooling this Summer

The recent Star Tribune article about ways to save you money on home cooling maintenance this summer was, to be frank, really bad. We want to make sure our customers know that you can cut back on expenses and still remain comfortable. Follow these simple tips when the temperature starts …

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Response to Star Tribune Article

The Star Tribune recently posted an article “5 Ways to Save Some Cool Money in June” where they suggested to maintain your air conditioning unit by making appointments through your local Home Depot or Sears and suggested homeowners just “check refrigerant levels themselves”. We were shocked at such bad advice …

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How Does the ecobee Smart Home System Work?

Smart home systems are all the rage, but how exactly is the product different than a regular everyday programmable thermostat? An ecobee wireless thermostat is a smart choice. Most thermostats read the temperature in one place (usually the hallway) which can make other rooms uncomfortable. The ecobee3 uses room sensors …

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Setting your Thermostat to your Priorities… Cost vs. Comfort

Staying comfortable in your home while remaining energy efficient is one of the quintessential offerings of this blog. Oftentimes, cost savings and environmental friendliness are key motivators. Comfort, on the other hand, is something the average homeowner is not willing to sacrifice. This post quantifies the cost to cool a …

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What is the Best Temperature Setting while I’m on Vacation?

There is a lot that needs to happen before going on a relaxing summer vacation. Checklist items likely include packing, suspending the mail, and shutting & locking windows, to name a few. Many include shutting off the HVAC on this list, but this can come with significant consequences! Read on …

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