Explore Your Options for Adding Insulation to Your Home

Explore Your Options for Adding Insulation to Your HomeYour attic plays an important role in your home’s energy efficiency. If it is not properly insulated, you could be throwing away money on energy costs. Your heating and air conditioning system will work twice as hard as necessary to compensate for heat loss in the winter and A/C loss in the summer. By adding insulation, you can make sure you have an energy-efficient home year-round. Read More »

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Need More Savings? Make Sure Your Next HVAC System is Energy Star Approved

Need More Savings? Make Sure Your Next HVAC System is Energy Star ApprovedWhen you are looking to reduce your utility bills, Energy Star approved appliances provide a sure way to save money while lowering your home’s overall carbon footprint. If you are considering replacing an old HVAC system, installing an Energy Star approved unit will reward you with financial savings, improved home comfort, quieter operation, better humidity control and an extended lifespan of your system’s equipment. Read More »

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Benefits Outweigh the Cost — Why You Should Install a Programmable Thermostat

Benefits Outweigh the Cost -- Why You Should Install a Programmable ThermostatHeating and cooling costs are one household expense that can easily be reduced with the right equipment and habits. Programmable thermostats, for example, will help to reduce the amount of energy used to keep your home comfortable. These savings alone will easily repay the cost of installation. Read More »

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Choosing an A/C: Pay Attention to SEER

Choosing an A/C: Pay Attention to SEERWhen you’re choosing an A/C system for your home, one of the most important aspects of making the best decision is to consider the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating. It lets you know how efficiently the system runs. The minimum efficiency standard starts at 13 and units can go into the 20s.  More efficient systems earn higher SEER ratings. Read More »

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Going on Vacation? These Energy-Saving Tips Will Save You Money While You’re Away

Going on Vacation? These Energy-Saving Tips Will Save You Money While You're AwayYou may not realize how much energy is being wasted back home while you’re off on a relaxing vacation. Even if you’re not there to use them, many of the everyday items that ensure your comfort and convenience are still devouring energy. You’ll come home to lower utility bills by following these targeted energy-saving tips: Read More »

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An HVAC Maintenance Agreement Keeps Your Yearly Unit Check-Up On Schedule

An HVAC Maintenance Agreement Keeps Your Yearly Unit Check-Up On ScheduleWhen it comes to maintaining your safety and comfort, the HVAC system is likely the most important part of your Long Island home, and probably the most expensive, as well. The best way to protect your investment is to have a professional perform the routine maintenance on your HVAC system at the recommended intervals, and by signing up for an HVAC maintenance agreement, you can be sure that the maintenance is done correctly and when it is required. Read More »

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Keep Your Thermostat Set — How to Reduce A/C Use

Keep Your Thermostat Set -- How to Reduce A/C UseMany households take a “hands off the dial” approach to A/C thermostat settings in the hopes of saving energy. If your cooling bills are still too high and your comfort is suffering, keep reading to see how you can reduce A/C use, lower your energy bill and maintain home comfort by using the right strategy. Read More »

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Overloading Your A/C Unit Is Not Smart — Tips for Saving Energy

Overloading Your A/C Unit Is Not Smart -- Tips for Saving EnergySummers in Long Island may make your A/C put in overtime hours to keep up with your home’s cooling load. These overtime hours result in shortening the life of your system and increasing your utility bills. But you can lend a helping hand so that your system works more efficiently instead of overloading your A/C unit needlessly. Read More »

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Federal Minimums for HVAC System Efficiency Are Going Up

Federal Minimums for HVAC System Efficiency Are Going UpSince 1992, manufacturers of gas-fired furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps intended for residential installation have been required to meet United States Department of Energy (U.S. DoE) federal minimums for HVAC system efficiency.  Furnaces are governed by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) minimums (in percentages), while air conditioners and heat pumps are required to meet seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings, currently set at 13 SEER. Read More »

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Prepare for A/C Installation in a New or Old Home With These Tips

Prepare for A/C Installation in a New or Old Home With These TipsSome home systems are designed to reduce the cooling/heating load, such as insulation and sealing, and some systems are designed to meet a home’s load, such as a high-efficiency A/C installation. When you are shopping for a pre-owned home or undertaking new home construction, prepare for A/C installation with this easy guide. Read More »

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