Carbon Monoxide: What to Know and What to Do

You may know that Carbon Monoxide (CO) is dangerous, but do you know the specific risks associated with CO and the key differences between CO and natural gas? Understanding Carbon Monoxide and natural gas leaks is essential to your health and safety, and can save your life. Natural Gas and CO Differences At Owens, we’ve … Read more

How Preventive Maintenance Could Save You Money

Temperatures are falling, and the cost of heating your home is rising. From the October 28th edition of the Star Tribune, “CenterPoint Energy, Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility, proposed a rate increase Monday that would raise its average residential customer’s bill by 8.7%”. Preventive maintenance is often overlooked as a cost-saving resource for families, yet … Read more

What are the Benefits of Green Buildings?

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Most of us already know that “green buildings” are synonymous with environmental friendliness. That means they are less expensive to operate while also being better for our planet. How important that really is might be shocking. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) estimates that commercial buildings are themselves responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, … Read more