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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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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’s so Smart about a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats were considered a luxury five years ago. Now, technological advances are increasing energy efficiency (and thus cost savings) so significantly that there is an argument smart thermostats should be in every residential home. ecobee is Owens’ smart thermostat brand of choice. The ecobee3 is a user friendly and …

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