Saving Money Through Energy Efficiency

We all use energy in one form or another in our homes. Ideally, this energy usage isn’t a shock when each month’s utility bill arrives. However, keeping track of the growing number of devices that plug in, on top of our existing appliances and electronics, can be dizzying. Fortunately, there are a number of ways – both simple and more advanced – that can work to lower our bills and increase energy efficiency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What makes up my electric bill, and how I can lower it?
  2. How can I conduct an energy audit of my own home?
  3. How can I lower my energy bill and still keep my family comfortably warm?
  4. What type of HVAC system is best for me?
  5. How can I find a reputable HVAC company to do maintenance, repairs and future installations?
  6. Should I replace my windows?
  7. I’ve been noticing ants, spiders and the like in certain parts of my home. How can I keep them from coming in?
  8. What are some ways I can save money when gardening and planting?
  9. I’m going on vacation soon — what steps can I take to save energy while I’m gone?

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Utility Bills and Conducting Audits

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