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How Yearly Boiler Inspection and Maintenance Can Save You Money

When your home is warm and cozy it can be hard to think about boiler inspection and maintenance. Just as you would have a car winterized to protect the engine from the plummeting temperatures, your home’s “engine” needs to be serviced too. When proper maintenance is done to your system, …

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Top 6 Ways to Lower Your Energy Costs This Winter

Winter is upon us and heating costs are on the rise. Be smart about energy consumption this winter and save yourself some money. Follow these six simple home energy saving tips. Lower the temperature, just a little Lower your temperature to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower your heat …

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How to be Ready for the "Storm of the Century"

A powerful blizzard of ice, sleet, and up to 20 inches of snow recently blasted the east coast from Georgia to Massachusetts. 60 million Americans were affected. Hundreds of thousands were left without power. Tragically, at least 30 deaths have been attributed to the winter storm. This left the rest …

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3 Ventilation Problems to Check Before Winter

Proper ventilation is absolutely critical to your safety. We’ll start by saying that this article is not a do-it-yourself guide, but rather meant to educate homeowners on serious ventilation problems to look for as you fire up your furnace for the first time this season. The best way to ensure …

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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. Of those that do, only a fraction of those that do use it properly! This is baffling considering this simple $25 device can save a household 15% …

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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…

Another POLAR VORTEX? Stop! I’ve lived in Minnesota my whole life, and we NEVER had a Polar Vortex before this year! Energy bills across the state are going to go up during this arctic blast. How is your home doing? Furnace still working? There is still MOST of the winter …

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