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Convenience & Energy Savings with Smart Speakers

By Jonathan Susser | January 3, 2020

A: Smart speakers are definitely popular holiday gifts, and they continue to pop up in homes across the country. The Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod — there is no shortage of options these days. At their most basic level, smart speakers[…]

Are power attic ventilators smart to use?

By Jonathan Susser | October 1, 2019

Attics can get hot. At a certain point — if this heat starts to affect comfort, for example — homeowners may decide to take action. Maybe the attic surrounds the living space of a home, and the heat is being[…]

Problem-Free Closed Crawls

By Jonathan Susser | September 6, 2019

This article was written by Advanced Energy’s Alex Glenn and Tommy Blair and was originally published as part of The Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) newsletter. For more articles, visit Roughly 15% to 20% of homes built in[…]

What type of HVAC system is best for me?

By Jonathan Susser | March 1, 2019

When looking to replace your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, selecting the right one can be dizzying, with a large array of products, brands and characteristics to choose from. Often, we replace our existing (possibly broken) system with[…]

Windows: Preserving Character, Comfort & Costs

By Jonathan Susser | December 28, 2018

Windows can be a thorn in the side of homeowners. They are expensive to replace, time consuming to maintain and often don’t provide enough energy savings to fully cover the costs. On the other hand, we thrive with natural light[…]

Finding Quality HVAC Companies

By Jonathan Susser |

It can be daunting to find an HVAC company that you trust. The majority of HVAC professionals are honest and hardworking, but they can have different levels of knowledge, skills and pay structures. It is important to find a company[…]

Lowering Your Electric Bill

By Jonathan Susser |

Your electric bill is made up of many appliances, devices and electronics. Your heating and cooling system and water heater contribute significantly to how much you pay each month, but lighting and appliances use a lot of energy as well,[…]