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Consider a programmable thermostat

Extend the life of your home air conditioning system by installing and programming a programmable thermostat. Set it so that the temperature is 10 degrees higher when you’re away from home or asleep than it would be when you’re actively using your rooms. It’s called “setup,” and the US Department of Energy says it’s proven [...]

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What is split ductless air conditioning?

Split ductless air conditioning is a good alternative method for cooling your Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, Middletown and Palmyra area home. If you’re not up for the major investment of putting in central air conditioning to your existing home, but you’re tired of having to install and remove window air conditioners each summer, then split ductless [...]

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Sticker shock from your energy bill?

If last summer’s energy bills had your eyes popping in disbelief, the problem may not be the power company’s exorbitant rates – it may be the air conditioning system in your Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, Middletown and Palmyra area home. Higher-than-expected energy bills are an excellent indicator that your home air conditioning system is not operating [...]

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Carbon monoxide is deadly!

You shouldn’t be able to smell your home heating system. The most imperative thing: if you smell gas, turn off the heating system, open some windows and call your power company right away. The last thing you want to ignore is a potential gas leak, which could cause a fire. Better to have a power [...]

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Check out Microsoft Hohm

Microsoft Hohm http://www.microsoft-hohm.com/ is a free online program that compiles an energy usage profile tailored to your Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, Middletown and Palmyra area home. Then it recommends specific ways you can save energy (and money). Hohm allows you to keep track of your usage and savings online. You can even share your information with [...]

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Keep the sunshine out

Look out your window right now, and you may be overlooking one simple way to control your home cooling costs and extend the life of your home air conditioning system. It’s the sunshine through your windows. For exactly the same reason we encourage you to open your drapes, blinds or shades on the winter days [...]

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Keep it clear around your furnace

It’s so simple, but it can never be repeated enough: keep the area around your furnace clear. Putting anything too close to the furnace can cause a catastrophic fire or an explosion in your Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, Middletown and Palmyra area home. Don’t store things within two feet of your furnace. That includes storage bins [...]

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Watch out for those portable heaters

If something does go wrong with your home heating system, or there’s an area of your Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, Middletown and Palmyra area home that just refuses to get warm no matter what you do, you might be tempted to buy a portable space heater. Be very careful with these devices! They reach very high [...]

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Give those shrubs a haircut!

Your landscaping may be raising your energy bills. It’s true. If you’ve planted trees or shrubs or allowed them to become overgrown around your air conditioning condenser, they may actually be hindering the operation of the unit and reducing the efficiency of the whole home air conditioning system, thus raising your energy bills. Your condenser [...]

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Consider your ductwork

According to the US Department of Energy, the typical Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, Middletown and Palmyra area home loses 20 percent of its heated or cooled air through holes, cracks and other imperfections in the duct system. If your home uses forced air, the ducts may be located in difficult-to-reach places, but it is possible to [...]

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