energy savings: Saving Money: The Home Energy Saver - 12/05/06 05:48 AM
Saving money by reducing home energy costs just makes good sense. I follow home energy saving tips sent by my local utility. I change my furnace filters regularly. I recently installed a high-efficiency air conditioning unit. I decreased the temperature of my hot water heater, and I installed programmable thermostats on each level of my home so that the house doesn't get heated or cooled simply for the sake of the cat when I am at work.From there I was a little stumped. Trying to figure out what energy saving tips worked in my home was baffling. Did I need more insulation? Some type … (0 comments)

energy savings: Reducing fireplace energy loss - 11/02/06 07:13 AM
Snuggling up in front of a roaring fire may seem like a great, and economical, way to spend a winter evening, but you may end up burning more money than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, conventional fireplaces are one of the most inefficient heat sources, exhausting as much as 24,000 cubic feet of air per hour to the outside. All that warm air lost up the chimney must be replaced by cold air brought from outside and then reheated by the furnace. The following tips can help reduce these energy losses:Keep the fireplace damper closed unless there’s … (0 comments)

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